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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Sending and Reading Secret Mail

Aug 17, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"In an earlier column, we went over the basics of creating key-pairs: the public and secret versions of your GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) keys. But if you're a government employee who wants to become a whistle-blower and report corruption, evil-doers, or gross mismanagement, you'll need to do more than create your keys. You'll need to encrypt and sign the email you send me with your exposé.

"A private key is just that: private. You protect it. You don't share it, don't publish it, and don't email it to friends..."

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