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2answers
31 views

Don't remember PGP passphrase until end of session [duplicate]

To use my PGP key I always have to enter my passphrase. But as it happens, I have to unlock the key only once for every session. The desired behaviour would be, that I have to unlock the key each time ...
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0answers
75 views

I am unable to generate a gpg key through the keyring program

Whenever I try to generate a gpg key through the system's GPG program, it asks for my name, email, and password then everything except for the GPG program's main window disappears. Upon using gpg ...
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1answer
64 views

How do I remove GPG private keys from memory? [closed]

When I do the following: gpg --decrypt somefile.pgp I see a graphical dialog come up asking me for the passphrase for my private GPG key. After that, subsequent runs don't require a passphrase, as ...
0
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0answers
49 views

OpenPGP smart card fails after card reinsertion

I am expirimenting with an OpenPGP smart card. Things work great except for the following: Plug in smart card and turn on computer "gpg --card-status" shows the card Everything works as it should ...
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1answer
81 views

Why Ubuntu doesn't upgrade to the latest version of GnuPG?

Two days ago GnuPG announced the release of a new stable version. The new version is 1.4.16 but the repository of Ubuntu Saucy have 1.4.14. I don't understand this because the new release cover a ...
2
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1answer
92 views

Is Ubuntu's archive signing key available via HTTPS somewhere?

I'm writing a program that needs to download GPG keys for various distributions to do unattended net installs. To do this securely and in an automated way, I need to download the key via HTTPS, which ...
3
votes
1answer
491 views

Is the key acquired from running gpg --export-secret-key encrypted or cleartext?

How to share one PGP key on multiple machines details how to export your gpg secret key into a file with gpg --export-secret-key -a > secretkey.asc. What the answer does not state is whether the ...
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3answers
17k views

Difference between PGP and GPG

What are the main differences between PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) in relationship with security in Ubuntu and Launchpad?
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2answers
343 views

Secure your private gpg and ssh keys from other people accessing ssh

There is a person A and person B, other of them has each other ssh public key, so that means they can access each others shell. now they can access each others private ssh and gpg private keys. and ...
2
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6answers
5k views

How do I encrypt/decrypt file within gedit?

In the previous version of Ubuntu (eg: maverick, natty), I used to do a: sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins seahorse to have the ability to encrypt/decrypt file within Gedit after enabling the ...
1
vote
0answers
223 views

Secure APT GPG problem with Release files

I'm experiencing a problem with apt. We're using our own repository and the users apt is configured to check the peer and host of the repository. Furthermore the Release file is verified (with the ...
2
votes
2answers
759 views

How can I make Deja Dup use AES 256 as the encryption algorithm?

I'm using Deja Dup on Oneiric Ocelot. How can I make it use AES 256 as the algorithm for encryption? Or for that matter, how can I control which encryption algorithm is used? Deja Dup uses ...
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4answers
328 views

GPG Workflow in 11.04

At work we handle the transfer of small bits of sensitive data with GPG, usually posted on a secure internal website. Until Firefox 4 was released, we used FireGPG for inline decryption; however the ...
1
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1answer
87 views

Is it reasonable to use a GPG certificate for more than one email-account?

Are there any known issues or is this way just a time-saver for lazy people.