Security and privacy: some key concepts
Discussions about privacy- and security issues are in the news daily, related to some scandal, data leaks, new regulations (GDPR), increased surveillance in response to terrorism, etc. But what do these concepts of privacy and security actually mean, and how do they relate to each other? Everyone probably has some intuitive notion of these concepts, but on a closer look, they are more complex than one would expect. Discussions about privacy and security should begin with: what privacy, what …
Creating a PGP key, sending mail with GPG
I added my public PGP key to this website (here ) so you can send me encrypted email if you would like to. PGP stands for “Pretty Good Privacy”. I used the free software GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard) program that implements the OpenPGP standard, and for which most mail programs have extensions or native support. Without delving into mathematical details (about RSA for example), this post quickly summarizes how to use GPG.
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↬ For later reference, if I ever consider self-hosting a mailing service.
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