Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

GNU Privacy Guard: HOWTO

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 4-370


Jerry Feldman , Associate Director , Boston Linux & Unix - gaf blu org


A general discussion on how to use GNU Privacy Guard


The talk will cover a brief history of cryptoraphy focused on the exchanging of information over an insecure medea, such a The Internet. The discussion will include some basic definitions, such as

  • What is a key
  • What is the difference between Public Key methods (non-symmetrical) and Secret key methods (symmetrical)
  • What is a Digital Signature
  • What is clearsign vs. MIME encoded signatures
  • And a few more…

The last half of the talk will focus on how to use GnuPG on Linux to generate your own key pair, exchange keys with others, signing others keys, validate someone else's digital signature, revoking a key or a signature.

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