Secrets

Update 2016-08-11

The secret key for the public key that is posted at the bottom of this post has been lost.  Any new encryptions should be made with the following key:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1

mQIBBFeszZ4BD6DAEvRhL7XeOa+q9St/DIf76X24HEke6+eL6qeWuMK8Znxa8Vyw
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=KiTh
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

 

PGP allows encrypted communications over the internet to a recipient using a pair of keys. One of the recipients keys is public and is often made freely available, the other is secret and is safely hidden by the recipient. The public key is used by a sender to encrypt a message. The message is transmitted over the internet, and only the recipient can decrypt it using their secret key. This is basically the same concept that is used to secure https communications that allow your computer to log into other websites securely over the internet. But that https setup is mostly done automatically, and if users master the pgp tools, they can use the protocol to send anything: secret messages, secret files, pie recipes, random nonsense designed to make it look like the decryption didn’t work, and any other data.

So if I provide an email address, and an ascii armored public pgp key, then any one will be able to encrypt and send messages to me that only I will be able to read (unless they encrypt the files symmetrically, in which case, the sender or anyone with the extra passphrase can decrypt the files). I offer no guarantees that I will read anything or everything, and I probably will not open anything that is not a text file.

So here’s an email address:
secret@jonathanhartpage.com

And here's the public key:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

mQENBFZ5VQsBCAC+vbcseoPIIfQx7ESyrzyL6Np6NfeMKe4L2r3CvdewNS+MTWec
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+yA5BSWDOCBhh6pP9UkF2bRHGJFnIfFHoEbl05/eM3l0/so+dUoAABQ=
=T0wD
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

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