Test your PGP key for potential problems

As advances in cryptography and technology move forward there is a chance that your once secure system may suddenly be relying on outdated (and perhaps now broken) algorithms or implementations. Some good examples of this in recent memory are the breaking of the MD5 hash algorithm and the constant problems plaguing the RC4 encryption cipher…

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Transitioning to a new key

Below you will find my OpenPGP Key Transition notice signaling my intention to migrate from my current key (0x1CD3E3D8) to my new one (0xFEEEFA8F). Note that it is very likely that the software used on this website will render the notice in such a way as to invalidate the signature below. Instead please see the…

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PGP Best Practices

I’ve been meaning to write a quick post on PGP/OpenPGP related settings that you can use to increase your overall security even more. Simple things like changing your preferred cipher and digest algorithms. In fact I even started writing just such a post about a year and a half ago but never got around to…

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New year, new PGP key

I logged onto my desktop the other day, for the first time in a couple of weeks – I’ve been away travelling, and was surprised to notice that my PGP key was set to expire. Long story short I have generated a brand new key. OpenPGP Key Name: Tyler Burton Key ID: 0x1CD3E3D8 Key Fingerprint:…

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