Email Privacy Page

1998 by Brian Mork


I am capable of accepting a number of signed or encrypted message formats. Realize any keys you get here are stored on my internet host's computer; they could be tampered with. For the cautious, send me your encryption key, and I'll send you my key encrypted with your key. Then again, maybe they changed your key enroute to me. Gets kind of messy, doesn't it? Maybe you should just call me on the phone or confirm the key via USMail (see the PGP -kvc command). 

You can also search for people's keys at any of several public servers.  The MIT key server seems to be most direct and simple to use.  You can also send the MIT key server an email at pgp-public-keys@pgp.mit.edu.  It accepts three different commands as the email subject line and emails you back what you request:

index {words}
verbose {words}
get {words}

The first two list keys that are available matching the words you included (don't type the curly braces, just the words).  Typically you would include someone's name, or email, or company name.  The get command packs all the matching keys into an ascii text file which you can then import to your key ring.

The key available below is signed with my secret key to ensure non-tampering. Note that the first time you try to add this to your public key ring, you will get an error message because you can't check the signature without previously having my public key. Kind of a Catch-22, eh? The alternative would be to not sign it, but then if it's been tampered with, potentially they (not me) would be able to read any messages you sent me.
Download the ASCII version here.


This page is maintained by Brian Mork, owner & operator of Increa TM // It was last modified August 2011. Suggestions for changes and comments are always welcome. Contact me via e-mail.