Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication.

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Unknown pgp key in my key ring

I have a key in my keyring and I don't know how it got there. Every other key I imported other than this one. How do keys make it into the keyring other than by me importing them?
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Gpg : don't know invalid packet (ctb=0a)

Ok so, i'm trying to decrypt a pgp file with the gpg command : gpg --decryt myFile And it answers me : gpg: data encrypted using CAST5 gpg: encrypted using one passphrase gpg: [don't know]: ...
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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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Can't import keys to keyring, nothing happening

I'm trying to use Keyring's import functionality but nothing happens - neither an error of any sort, nor any of my keys getting imported into Keyring's GUI. I created a public/private key using gpg ...
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Tool to ask adressbook for pgp keys

I would like to know if somebody knows a tool, where i can query my whole adress book in Thunderbird or Gmail, to ask, if there are PGP keys for somebody there. So i can just use the PGP key of People ...
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Is there any way to get a key I no longer have access to deleted from the keyserver?

The file was overwritten when I reformatted my hard drive. There are now 2 keys under my name registered on the site. I can prove I had access to the key, but I need to know where to ask for removal, ...
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Seahorse, PGP: What does the exported .pgp-file contain?

I created a pgp-key with Seahorse 3.6.3. If i select the key and go to "File -> Export", i can choose between two options: An .asc-file, which exports the public key in a text format, and a .pgp-file, ...
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Verifying PGP Keys

I just reinstalled Ubuntu so that I could take a more principled approach towards security with a fresh install. The problem that I am having now is feeling confident installing software that isn't ...
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How can I adjust the default passphrase caching duration for GPG/PGP/SSH keys?

As far as I know, gnome-keyring-daemon caches passphrases for keys by default until I log out. I would like to set the default to something like "cache for 10 minutes". How can I do that in Ubuntu ...
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How do I create a PGP Key Revocation Certificate in Seahorse

I created a PGP Key using Seahorse in Ubuntu's Passwords and Keys (13.04). To my understanding, creating a revocation certificate for the PGP key is important for a couple of reasons. I don't see any ...
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PGP key: length, multiple identities, smart card

I am new to GnuPG. I have generated a key in with Enigmail in Thunderbird so far, which is also available through Seahorse now. I generated a key with 2048bit. However, I read that 4096 is now ...
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Error importing personal PGP key

I re-imported the PGP key into new system install. Now when I try to decrypt my backup text file, Ubuntu warns me Decryption Failed. You probably do not have the decryption key. Please help, I ...
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Cannot syncronise pgp keys with server

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 I am unable to synchronize my PGP keys with the keyservers. I have tried keyserver.ubuntu.com and pool.sks-keyservers.net The error message I get is: Couldn't ...
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Mount symantec pgp encrypted HDD in ubuntu

My laptop uses windows 7 with pgp whole disk encryption product from Symantec. Today, the laptop crashed & is now showing some windows recovery related errors. (I am unable to boot to windows.) ...
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What log shall I explore to discover cause of “Couldn't Generate PGP Key”?

While attempting to join the U+1 and download the code of conduct I followed the instructions on generating a public key and received the subj message. Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome session fall back chromium ...
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Is it possible to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, 2.0 in I already signed 1.1?

I am currently trying to sign the Ubuntu CoC, version 2.0, and I have already signed 1.1. When I visit http://launchpad.net/codeofconduct, I am told: The current version is 2.0, released ...
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Want to uninstall Ubuntu but can not boot into Ubuntu, only windows

I installed Ubuntu onto an old work laptop a while ago and of course I love it, however I will have to hand this laptop back into work at sometime as it has become pretty old now, so I want to ...
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Is it possible to recover a secret key from a GPG public key?

I have lost the GPG keys I use for Launchpad and email encryption, along with my entire ~/.gnupg folder. Can I recover them using the public key?
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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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Recover from losing personal PGP

The computer I was using which is the one I used to sign the Ubuntu code of conduct got a hardware problem and I lost it. If I want to continue my work on launchpad, how can I proceed to recover, ...
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Encrypting and decrypting single file with master password and passphrase

Last night my system shutdown unexpectedly and when i restart it, it gave me superblock error. will then i fixed a little but. i was able to retrive my encrypted files which i encrypted my pgp public ...
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How to obtain a S/MIME certificate for e-mail encryption?

There are parties, e.g. enterprises, that uses S/MIME certificates for e-mail encryption. To my understanding Thunderbird has support by default for S/MIME. But I have not found a way to obtain a ...
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How do I revoke a PGP key?

Note: this is a purely hypothetical situation. Suppose that I had created a PGP key, pushed it to the Ubuntu keyserver (hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com), and added it to my Launchpad account. Further ...
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How do you open pgp-encrypted documents from nautilus?

Seahorse (gnome PGP/GPG frontend) integration is not working in 11.10. In 11.04 you could open pgp-encrypted documents from nautilus by dbclking and entering the pgp passphrase when prompted. 11.10 ...
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Is there a GNOME application with a GUI for verifying PGP signatures?

Is there a GNOME application with a GUI that enables one to verify a PGP signature, something equivalent to Kleopatra for KDE?
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How do I verify the PGP downloaded signature of the TrueCrypt setup file with Seahorse?

I have successfully completed steps 1-4 in an attempt to verify the PGP signature of a downloaded TrueCrypt setup file. But I can't figure out how to complete step 5 using Seahorse. Does anyone know ...
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Configuring SKS to sync with other KeyServers

Is there a procedure that needs to be followed in order to get an SKS keyserver to sync with other keyservers (specifically, Ubuntu's keyservers)? If so, what is that process?
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How do i back up my PGP key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to share one pgp-key on multiple machines? I am about to upgrade my computer to 11.04. But before I do I want to backup my PGP key that I use for signing my ubuntu ...
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PGP KeyServers: Creating Personal Keyserver

Is it possible to create your own PGP KeyServer on Ubuntu to host PGP keys?
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Proper method of installing Enigmail

What's the proper way to install Enigmail (PGP Signing for Thunderbird)? I noticed that it's in the Ubuntu repositories - is that the proper way to install it, or should I install it from the page on ...
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Recover personal PGP key from old home

Many lives ago, I created a GPG key to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct on Launchpad. I haven't really used it since. Some time later, I backed up my home and started fresh. That was all back in 2009. ...