The GNU Privacy Guard is a
GPL'ed implementation of the new OpenPGP standard (RFC 2440). It is mostly
interoperable with PGP 5.0, uses no patented or otherwise restricted
algorithms, and can be used legally just about everywhere (except perhaps
France where a lot of crypto is just plain outlawed). I'm following the
development closely, submitting bug reports and suggestions. I'm hoping to see
some extensions put in place that will make it easy to, for instance, keep my
private key on an iButton or in my Pilot.
My GPG public key is available here. Feel free
to use it when you send me mail. Most of the files I make available for
download are signed with it.
Mailcrypt + GPG
is a package for Emacs that makes it easy to sign, encrypt, verify, and
decrypt message in email or news. It removes all of the hassle from using
encryption in your every day correspondence. Len Budney is the new maintainer
of MailCrypt, having added support for PGP 5.0 in addition to the original PGP
I've added support for GPG to MailCrypt. It's working pretty well, and is now
part of the standard distribution. For the latest version, check out the SourceForge
Download Page. If you are using gpg-1.0.5 or later, make sure you are
using mailcrypt-3.5.6 or later: mailcrypt-3.5.5 had a bug which made it
continually complain that "this message is not addressed to you".
EGD development has been moved over to SourceForge. Please check there for news
and updates. The distribution can also be downloaded from here.
Note that this is the first release signed with my
new key (which is of course
signed by my old key). You'll want to retrieve and verify my latest key to
verify the signature on EGD.
A few other things I've been working on:
- external encryption agent for GPG: modifying gnupg to let the
secret-key operations take place in an external program or device.
My goal is to use a JavaButton to hold my secret keys and perform
all sign/decrypt operations.
- remailers: I'd like to improve the remailer support in mailcrypt
Brian Warner <email@example.com>
Last modified: Thu Dec 23 11:11:14 EST 2004