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Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:39:32 AM »
You may publish your Public Key for encryption of messages in this thread.

You can download the software for doing the encryption/decryption at GPG4USB.

The File is portable and can be stored on a Jump Drive and used on any computer running either Linux or Windows.  I don't think it works on APPL shit.

If you encrypt a message with several peoples' Public Keys checked, they will all be able to decrypt it.  So you can send a message to multiple recepients if you need to without having to do this task individually for all people on a given mailing list.

Proceedure:

Download ZIP file.
Unpack ZIP
Generate your Public/Private Key pair
Store Public Keys of friends
Type message with intended recepients checked off in your Public Key file
Encrypt
Copy/Paste encrypted message into email, pm etc

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 12:43:45 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 12:59:59 AM »
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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 06:56:16 AM »
You may publish your Public Key for encryption of messages in this thread.

You can download the software for doing the encryption/decryption at GHG4PHP.

The File is portable and can be stored on a Jump Drive and used on any computer running either Linux or Windows.  I don't think it works on APPL shit.

Proceedure:

Download ZIP file.
Unpack ZIP
Generate your Public/Private Key pair
Store Public Keys of friends
Type message with intended recepients checked off in your Public Key file
Encrypt
Copy/Paste encrypted message into email, pm etc

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Inviting spammers/hackers/bloggers onto my computer by executing their code might be something the regulars are dumb enough to do, but again, please don't assume your audience isn't more familiar with the other nasties this can bring along with it. The internet is tricky enough without your amateurish attempts at hiding yourself from the government that doesn't give a crap about you anyway. That would require influence, and you have none.

We are talking about someone who doesn't know dick about relational databases, let alone more complex computer operations, so please fish for victims elsewhere.
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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 09:40:37 AM »
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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 09:51:19 AM »
Here are some links for folk that'd like a bit more info on how to set this up and what it does.

Windows-based setup guide and explanation
Another windows-based setup guide using similar tools
WikiPedia article on GnuPG, which GPG4Win is a port of
A breakdown on the basics of public key crypto

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 07:54:05 PM »

Inviting spammers/hackers/bloggers onto my computer by executing their code might be something the regulars are dumb enough to do, but again, please don't assume your audience isn't more familiar with the other nasties this can bring along with it. The internet is tricky enough without your amateurish attempts at hiding yourself from the government that doesn't give a crap about you anyway. That would require influence, and you have none.

We are talking about someone who doesn't know dick about relational databases, let alone more complex computer operations, so please fish for victims elsewhere.

You're an idiot.

First off, I got plenty of experience with relational databases, likely a good deal more than you since I have been working with them for the last 20 years.

Second, I am not the one who recommended the system, Babbles did, and he is a Code Jockey who knows far more about Code than you do about Geochemistry.

Third, Palloy vetted the system, and he is the most Paranoid Security IT guy I have ever run across, he's more paranoid on this than DS and Peter put together.  It's hard to get more paranoid than Peter with his conspiracy theories, but Palloy tops that.  :icon_mrgreen:

Fourth, you are an incredible JERK, which EVERYBODY KNOWS.

Fifth,  you can forget about getting on the list for encrypted posting for the rest of your life on the Diner.

Sixth, Break this Encryption if you can.

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Babbles and Palloy can decrypt this message.  If you can do it before they do, I will acknowledge you are a World Class Genius.  Barring that, you are a World Class Idiot.

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 11:19:28 PM »
Sixth, Break this Encryption if you can.

The World Class Geochemist has failed to Break the Code of the World Class Blogger and his World Class Code Jockey Friends.  :icon_sunny:

Give your buddies at the NSA a call, maybe they got a Bigger Computer  ::) than you do.  LOL.  You're gonna need a Bigger SOMETHING here.

You may be a big shot in your little world of Geochemistry, but here on the internet you are playing Pee Wee Football in the world of an NFL Collapse Quarterback and a Code Jockey Defensive  Line that makes the Purple People Eaters of the old Minnesota Vikings look like a bunch of Girl Scouts selling Cookies.

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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2015, 06:47:59 AM »
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Palloy vetted the system, and he is the most Paranoid Security IT guy I have ever run across, he's more paranoid on this than DS and Peter put together.  It's hard to get more paranoid than Peter with his conspiracy theories, but Palloy tops that.

The weakest point in any encryption system, is probably not the encryption itself, but the Operating System it runs on.  Windows 8 uses a sub-system called UEFI during its boot phase, and this in turn uses a Trusted Platform Module chip on the motherboard to hold the Microsoft keys used to sign the OS code. In this way you can be assured it is a genuine Microsoft Windows OS you are using, and hasn't been tampered with, Microsoft says.

But you can't believe a word Microsoft says, and the contents of the chip are secret.  The chip, courtesy of Intel and others, might have Microsoft keys and NSA keys in it, giving NSA a backdoor into the OS, and hence access to YOUR files, one of which is your private/public key pair. 

My new Toshiba laptop came with Windows 8.1, but I immediately took the hard drive out and replaced it with an SSD with a clone of my Ubuntu setup on it, including all the apps and their settings and encrypted data partitions.  When I switched on, it recognised its new surroundings and adjusted itself automatically.  Then I had to change the computer's name, rename the web server's hostname, and tweak a couple of apps I have written to use the network connection "eth1" not "eth0" (due to it having a built-in wifi connection), finished.

Then for experimental purposes I attached the old HDD to my main PC, and tried to copy the Win-8 partition's files to another drive.  It could only be mounted as "read only", fair enough.  But 6 files buried deep inside /Windows/.../Microsoft/.../UrlCache/... refused to be copied.  Their permissions were "prx-------" , the p is something I have never seen before.  WTF?

Everybody with Win-8 has this crap going on inside their computer - but it's alright, Microsoft wouldn't put backdoors in Windows, would they?  I'm not the only one to doubt that.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-microsoft-china-idUSBREA4J07Q20140520
China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers
May 20, 2014

China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country.

The Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on Chinese government computers as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products, posted on its website last week.

The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.
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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 06:59:41 AM »
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Palloy vetted the system, and he is the most Paranoid Security IT guy I have ever run across, he's more paranoid on this than DS and Peter put together.  It's hard to get more paranoid than Peter with his conspiracy theories, but Palloy tops that.

The weakest point in any encryption system, is probably not the encryption itself, but the Operating System it runs on.  Windows 8 uses a sub-system called UEFI during its boot phase, and this in turn uses a Trusted Platform Module chip on the motherboard to hold the Microsoft keys used to sign the OS code. In this way you can be assured it is a genuine Microsoft Windows OS you are using, and hasn't been tampered with, Microsoft says.

But you can't believe a word Microsoft says, and the contents of the chip are secret.  The chip, courtesy of Intel and others, might have Microsoft keys and NSA keys in it, giving NSA a backdoor into the OS, and hence access to YOUR files, one of which is your private/public key pair. 

My new Toshiba laptop came with Windows 8.1, but I immediately took the hard drive out and replaced it with an SSD with a clone of my Ubuntu setup on it, including all the apps and their settings and encrypted data partitions.  When I switched on, it recognised its new surroundings and adjusted itself automatically.  Then I had to change the computer's name, rename the web server's hostname, and tweak a couple of apps I have written to use the network connection "eth1" not "eth0" (due to it having a built-in wifi connection), finished.

Then for experimental purposes I attached the old HDD to my main PC, and tried to copy the Win-8 partition's files to another drive.  It could only be mounted as "read only", fair enough.  But 6 files buried deep inside /Windows/.../Microsoft/.../UrlCache/... refused to be copied.  Their permissions were "prx-------" , the p is something I have never seen before.  WTF?

Everybody with Win-8 has this crap going on inside their computer - but it's alright, Microsoft wouldn't put backdoors in Windows, would they?  I'm not the only one to doubt that.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-microsoft-china-idUSBREA4J07Q20140520
China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers
May 20, 2014

China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country.

The Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on Chinese government computers as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products, posted on its website last week.

The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.

I LOVE having a paranoid security freak on the Diner Code Jockey Team!  :icon_sunny:

This is for the most part true, EXCEPT that once encrypted there must be a back door in through the Op System to get the keys.

If you really wanna get secure here, what you need to do is set up your OWN very basic OP system, which just handles text, encryption and decryption.  this system should operate completely independent from Windows, Linux or anything else.  All proprietary code.

You will LOVemy next Sunday Brunch article.  LOL

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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 01:25:44 PM »

If you really wanna get secure here, what you need to do is set up your OWN very basic OP system, which just handles text, encryption and decryption.  this system should operate completely independent from Windows, Linux or anything else.  All proprietary code.

When did Linux become proprietary?

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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2015, 01:29:39 PM »

If you really wanna get secure here, what you need to do is set up your OWN very basic OP system, which just handles text, encryption and decryption.  this system should operate completely independent from Windows, Linux or anything else.  All proprietary code.

When did Linux become proprietary?

Good point.  As long as you are sure your version of Linux isn't compromised, you can use that together with the encryption for a secure system.

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 03:58:29 PM »
For those of you who find PGP4USB too complicated, the Geeks at CERN in Switzerland set up an encrypted email server which does end to end encryption if you have an account with them.  You'll find it at Proton Mail.

You can't sign up immediately, there's a waiting list.  It took about a month for them to send me my Invite.  I now have my Proton Mail account.  If you want to send me a mail there, my addy is kollapsnik@protonmail.ch

Now, you do have to trust that the system they set up does not have a back door, but since a lot of math and physics geeks set this up, I tend to believe it was well vetted.

It does end to end encryption automatically between proton mail users.  It is possible to send an encrypted mail to a gmail user for example, but you will have to get a password to them via some other means.

Below is my Welcome Message from Proton with information about the service and how it works.  I recommend all Diners get an email account with Proton.

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Thank you for creating your ProtonMail account!

We look forward to bringing you easy-to-use, encrypted email. To get started, we have gathered answers to common questions we've received from new users. If you would like to learn more, please visit our knowledge base: https://support.protonmail.ch

What data is encrypted?

The bodies and attachments of emails you exchange with other ProtonMail users are always automatically end-to-end encrypted. End-to-end encryption means that even ProtonMail does not have the ability to read your messages. You can tell if an incoming email is end-to-end encrypted by whether there is a purple lock next to it:

If you don't have friends on ProtonMail yet to benefit from end-to-end encryption, ProtonMail still provides extra security and privacy. For all non-end-to-end encrypted emails, the message bodies and attachments are still stored encrypted so that only you, with the correct mailbox password, can decrypt them.
Can I use this with my friends who use Gmail?

Yes! However, the messages they send to you will not be end-to-end encrypted. You can send messages to outside users as well. For outgoing messages to non-ProtonMail users, the default is unencrypted emails, which are sent just like any other email.

PM → PM (end-to-end encrypted)

Gmail → PM (not end-to-end encrypted, stored encrypted)

PM → Gmail (not end-to-end encrypted by default, can be encrypted)

You can send a friend using Gmail an end-to-end encrypted message by selecting the lock icon in the lower left corner of the composer window. You will be prompted to set a message password to encrypt the message - this is the password you give to your friend through another channel. When your friend receives your encrypted email, they can simply click on a link in the email, enter the password to decrypt the message, and then reply to you end-to-end encrypted!

On the other hand, messages exchanged between ProtonMail users are automatically encrypted without requiring passwords for individual messages, so invite your friends to also use ProtonMail!
What is protonmail.ch vs. protonmail.com?

The .ch is the top-level domain for Switzerland and since v1.14, users can send and receive emails with both username@protonmail.ch and username@protonmail.com. Go to the Settings page to pick your default alias.
What is Message Expiration?

With ProtonMail, you have more control of your data. For ProtonMail to ProtonMail emails, you can set how long you want an email to exist after it is sent using the timer icon in the composer window. After the expiration time has elapsed, it is automatically deleted forever. If you are sending to an outside user however, this feature only works if you encrypt the message. Keep in mind that one can forward an expiring email to keep permanent copies of it.
How to use ProtonMail on mobile devices or mail clients?

ProtonMail can be accessed from most updated browsers, including those on mobile devices. Currently, we do not support POP/IMAP for mail clients due to our encryption. However, we are working on mobile apps that will make mobile access even easier and more secure.
Is ProtonMail free?

ProtonMail is completely free to use and will always be free. In the future, we will introduce premium accounts with more storage space and features to help pay the bills. In the mean time, feel free to make a donation here: https://protonmail.ch/donate
What to do if problems come up?

Many issues are related to browser extensions or add-ons so try another browser or the incognito window of Chrome and private window of Firefox. If you happen to find a bug, we would really appreciate it if you use the Report Bug button in the top right to let us know. We're constantly working to improve ProtonMail and we'll be fixing bugs and adding new features daily.
Contact Us!

We strive to deliver the highest quality customer support and read every email that comes in. For general and support inquiries, and for feature requests, please contact us via our support website: https://support.protonmail.ch

For security issues, please email us at security@protonmail.ch.
Get the latest updates and support us!

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We created ProtonMail because we have a vision of an internet that respects privacy and gives users control of their data.
Thank you for helping us to make this a reality!

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 06:58:31 PM »
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Version: GnuPG v1

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Re: Diner Public Keys for Encryption
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 08:32:55 PM »
Now you have created a new Public Key for you with a different name, kollapsnik.  People will probably keep using the old Public Key, named Reverse Engineer, so you will need to keep the old RE Private/Public Keys (and passphrase) anyway to decrypt those messages AND the new pair (and passphrase).  Considering the potential for confusion, it's not such a good idea to have more keys than absolutely need to.
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