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Party Like It's 07CF!

September is our annual local 2600 PGP Key-Signing Party!  Food, People, and Cryptography!  What could be more fun?

If you already have a PGP key-pair, bring the fingerprint with you and some ID so everyone can verify and sign your public key.  The more people you can get to sign your key, the more trustworthy it is!  If you have an android device, you can make use of the app APG:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thialfihar.android.apg

That's the easiest way we've found to manage your keys.  There are some lesser iOS apps that will get the job done as well.  And we'll have paper for those that want to keep it old school.


If you don't have a key, don't worry!  We'll have a Raspberry Pi setup with a hardware random number generator to generate one for you.  Then will get it posted to the Arch Reactor key-server, that's federated with other key servers on the internet.  Then will save your private key to a thumb drive for you.

Now, if what I've been saying so far has been absolute gibberish to you, here is a short video explaining how public key encryption works:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5FEqGYLL0o


Got it?  Great!  If you want to learn more about it, here is a good follow-up instructional on setting up PGP encryption for your email.  If you are still confused, come to the party and try and learn it first hand.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPU_Os3mNtk

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  • Chankster

    AR server now has 100% more SSL! To configure add the following to your gpg.conf:

    ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf:
    keyserver hkps://pgp.archreactor.org
    keyserver-options ca-cert-file=/path/to/CA/sks-keyservers.netCA.pem

    Additionally, you may need to install gnupg-curl if you dont have it already. See https://sks-keyservers.net/verify_tls.php for certificate verification.

    October 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally thrilled about this event and cryptography in general! This will be the first event I attend with this group. I'm very new to the programming world. I hope this is ok.

    August 20, 2014

    • Don E.

      -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
      Hash: SHA1

      Missed you Shannon - had lots of fun and got to know each other a little better (handing around photo ids)!
      -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
      Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org­

      iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJUCoIGAAoJ­EL3wKsxT4pcnpewQALe8BEfy­MiifpoWAc8vwDivp
      7b4jxFMuxrkGEiq1Th7IJv41­Pavr44GZH8SgZgU2H5NbDEKG­3EbuqIbYQref8aNM
      8IglGLOra0Z31lolN1LWyRWD­H4PQEwM6VFl8nWLCXmJd9ZIC­+IfP8OfHumRl+YGd
      FSjHHT+owzVFJ8hHbWeo5Aav­EnaHwoFSu4y1SoHhSTikRN9Y­c+wZ4m2i0eWkuxOk
      bSj3OuhdABsgsZ4AOyvxN+++­0xDayCMO6jwEtRtQjJgJznnM­FFAnmN1EfXtVpkp/
      9lWeiQ5NvN4bBT7IA30N3VtF­BUvWRm8sPJITRji3XUwwIVKS­SRymbUUmyQDviFMF
      HKTax6WYoakdP1vnvFh0sjAZ­JLWX0N8m1Dd3pnFrKFuKDVCs­3q70/dcW3/2tI/FW
      RVenOK3o0FpU9NpUJo4lbD5A­smX/HXOMoCvHqbayMoYWBJGR­armaThOJaDBWMuai
      T7IFPc/XFOeM0t99m9hnD4dm­MIKKirbA4mMMxu435QhsTafo­X8cYQ59gdqBQ9r7s
      7hgVddgwTD215/qq2/nbGqCq­gggCvYnGbrZs/xcVY6AqK9Bx­EBJOW0fuFOo7aO/A
      BQT6m7jJA5nIfRD1kxyNKfbe­UT2+oqKxrFNMoBcdsFvh+fIk­bTkbGTieIg2FbyNn
      PhRtGEvC5raSCmbOqp+T
      =waqF
      -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

      September 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. Something came up and I was a little upset and wasn't able to make. Wish I could have been there. I'll try to make the next one.

      September 9, 2014

  • Don E.

    Next, I'm curious if the signed messages actually got posted or if acceptance was just an artifact?

    September 5, 2014

  • Don E.

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    Pretty fine, but I don't think I can sign this text (too small?) [Correction - signature still fits!]
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org

    iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJUCoGlAAoJEL3wKsxT4pcnM9MQAMaxYHnEQUoLaNnlbPk3Bc4v
    JQS+kl8qaTQ8b7Wwl10YwMkd4ju5xLDIoRxUfADT/lD6xWsz4zC5JM1bzIE+88uw
    tWKohrt/U/whTXjlfDd98sXSNdu7iZME0aV+Tn9qeLz0UcoqwptvjZ+2hxtShocD
    fwxzmB94Lu3D1wHXwnkojF0taBH3IrIo6qKIuS+D/zW8hTOA4Bx5Milp1hfzv4cS
    JC7eHVNtP3bxkPaK8p/re8ucZnRqFhSonn5Xazruivo8OAllVsIvbljoEPJEKB82
    qWZmiyXS9gKX6qGHyc5iedl7s++Zk/XwDA2Mt+DjaTe8KdFYjHjeDWY+f6D5k0c7
    V5wmdlK+Tvt+ARFVauiIuflqWvo7LkD7o86rFmacdmLQhWaWxXY0DJj+feka++hT
    OfJ9TY9fWJSULQe9xw6uuc5a3Eown1NAmmQQYyIkKi+KE/HDkRabOCdN5VE9Opv5
    JnyfvsF6SwFXRFPxdmkJDJdwn8gzyQ6+flTCED4Pj+LUTbuzLM7ZJ1A4Fj1sa7N+
    L3l16T6s6kNdpdc+ipkWsxbnC1KgR7fRHRXKXHfqc5gG2Mshi6A5Xpu944eea1/L
    WcRduobpynCUm6aMgThXBzqvfClxF9ClYTC7XK2cqfmLf249igWwGUZEACrRHCWm
    VGlHtb5Zq9/P75oZ3gPO
    =6A6e
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

    September 5, 2014

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