Modern Technology Forum

Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:07 am

Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:56 am

How about a forum for e-mail and data encryption? Also consider hosting an encryption key server for forum members.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:23 am

I added a forum for security, anti virus etc.

Internet Security, Encryption & Privacy

Yanche wrote:lso consider hosting an encryption key server for forum members.


I'm assuming you mean to serve public keys?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:48 am

Yes. The big problem with exchanging public keys is the trust implied in whom you exchange keys with. With the coal forum many people know each other personally. Those persons can exchange their keys via face to face exchange or telephone call. As more persons exchange keys personally a web of trust develops which allows you to trust other keys because people you do know vouch for others that you don't know but they do.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:52 am

It's just a file isn't it? As in if I had section in the profile they could upload the file that would work? I've only read the specs on how it works, I've never used it in practice for email communication. The only experience I've had with it is on the server and for that they just had files.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Modern Technology Forum

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:36 pm

I don't have much experience using it either. Just test cases with friends in which we personally exchanged keys which then resided on our own computers. I believe more people should be interested in using it. Not to cloak what they are saying but for purposes of being sure they are communicating with the person they think they are actually communicating with. That's why some e-mails from web security companies have PGP signatures attached to them. The text is clear text and you can be certain it came from the right sender and the text is not altered.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea