With two SVGA projectors, a detailed outline, and the details on four GPG e-mail encryption and authentication… Dirk Bartley used the KLUG LTSP boxes, creating a table wide network (TWN) for a multiple platform network, to show us how it all works.
Dirk Bartley demonstrated GPG, the Gnu Privacy Guard project. This presentation covered the concepts and use of GPG to encrypt attached emails as well as to prove that the email was sent from the possessor of the appropriate private key. The objective was to familiarize the audience with using GPG from open email clients as well as Microsoft Outlook.
Dirk had several points he wanted to emphasize in review of the initial GPG presentation. He clearly described the difference and purpose of encryption and signing with signatures! He also wanted to add a big picture usage reference.
----------------- Why should I encrypt my mail? I'm not doing anything illegal! You should encrypt your e-mail for the same reason that you don't write all of your correspondence on the back of a post card. E-mail is actually far less secure than the postal system. With the post office, you at least put your letter inside an envelope to hide it from casual snooping. Take a look at the header area of any e-mail message that you receive and you will see that it has passed through a number of nodes on its way to you. Every one of these nodes presents the opportunity for snooping. Encryption in no way should imply illegal activity. It is simply intended to keep personal thoughts personal.
Crime? If you are not a politician, research scientist, investor, CEO, lawyer, celebrity, libertarian in a repressive society, investor, or person having too much fun, and you do not send e-mail about your private sex life, financial/political/legal/scientific plans, or gossip then maybe you don't need PGP, but at least realize that privacy has nothing to do with crime and is in fact what keeps the world from falling apart. Besides, PGP is FUN. You never had a secret decoder ring? Boo! -Xenon (Copyright 1993, Xenon) http://sites.inka.de/tesla/gpgrelay.html
DEMO PERSONALITY CLIENT GPG FRONTEND Theodore Thunder Thunderbird Enigmail Kevin Keller Kmail KGPG Edgar Evans Evolution GNU Privacy Assistant Owen Outdone Outlook GPG Relay
The latest version of Enigmail is 0.93.0, working with Thunderbird 1.0.x and Mozilla 1.7.x. Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla / Netscape and Mozilla Thunderbird which allows users to access the authentication and encryption features provided by GnuPG (see screenshots). Enigmail is open source and dually-licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Mozilla Public License. http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
GnuPG stands for GNU Privacy Guard and is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC 2440. As such, it is aimed to be compatible with PGP from NAI, Inc. http://www.gnupg.org/(en)/related_software/gpa/index.html
GPGrelay is, as indicated by its name a local relaying server. It works completely transparent for your Email-Client as well as for the remote Server. Now, if you want to send emails encrypted, GPGrelay encrypts them and sends the encrypted mail to the SMTP-Server. If you receive an encrypted mail, GPGrelay does the decryption for you – so your Email-Client never sees any encrypted mails, which is quite a nice feature when your Email-Client (like Outlook Express) is not capable of handling those mails. http://sites.inka.de/tesla/gpgrelay.html