Key to Heaven's Gate|
For those not familiar, PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a free,
widely accepted means of secure communication across the Internet.
Its heart is the RSA encryption algorithm which is also the heart
of Verisign (a commercial encryptor that is getting a lot of
publicity of late). The purpose of this page is not to get you up
and running on PGP or even foster conversations about secure communication.
We have set up this page to:
Beginners might want to examine
Beginner's Guide to Pretty Good Privacy. Those wanting PGP might
examine this list of
where to get the Pretty Good Privacy program or get PGP directly from
MIT. A relatively simple secure email to set up using PGP is
David Harris' Pegasus with
John Navas' encryptor interface for windows.
- Provide our public key so those who are already familiar with PGP can
securely communicate with us.
- Provide a list of available PGP resources for those who want to securely
communicate with us but don't know where to start.
The rep key is our public
key. You can use it for private communications to us that you would rather
others not read.
To extract our key from this document, either use the source of this page
as input for PGP, or copy the contents of this page to the clipboard. Of
course, if all else fails, you can always type it in.
Note: some browsers insert blank lines between all lines in the page when
you use "Save to disk", so you may have to do some editing if it doesn't
work right away.
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024/D1A9CDFD 1996/10/10 email@example.com
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
FAQs and reference material
PGP is the most widely used secure communications around today.
There are a great many misconceptions out there about how
vulnerable Pretty Good Privacy is to being decrypted. A
PGP FAQ is available to shed some light on the subject.
It is not an introduction to PGP or cryptography.
If you are not at least conversationally
versed in either topic, readers are directed to
The Infinity Concept issue 1, and the
sci.crypt FAQ. Both documents are available via ftp from infonexus.com.
Help with PGP problems is available from the
PGP Help Team.
Non-US citizens should note that obtaining programs that
are capable of strong encryption from a US source may be a violation of
ITAR restrictions, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000 and 10 years
in prison. By obtaining programs from a US source, you are also endangering
the maintainer of the site for making this material available to non-US
citizens. Please obtain the program from a non-US source if possible.