• FSX_CRY - Cryptographics

    From Avon@21:1/100 to All on Sat Sep 10 15:31:52 2016
    Hi there

    This echoarea FSX_CRY was created on 10 September 2016 in fsxNet.

    [snip]

    Created - FSX_CRY - Cryptographic discussion and experimentation.
    Public key sharing, encoded messages, testing etc.
    is welcome here.

    An area of interest for some members of the NET. This is a place to further this type of discussion and experimentation.

    [snip]

    I have auto-added all nodes to this echoarea. If you do not wish to take it please just send an areafix to the HUB in order to delink from it.

    Any questions feel free to contact me.

    Best, Paul

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  • From ThatGuy@21:1/167 to Avon on Sat Sep 10 03:45:00 2016
    I have auto-added all nodes to this echoarea. If you do not wish to take it please just send an areafix to the HUB in order to delink from it.

    I'm fine with it. The more the merrier :)

    Cheers!

    ThatGuy

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  • From Richard Menedetter@21:1/104 to Avon on Sat Sep 10 15:55:00 2016
    Hi Avon!

    10 Sep 2016 15:31, from Avon -> All:

    Created - FSX_CRY - Cryptographic discussion and experimentation.
    Public key sharing, encoded messages, testing etc.
    is welcome here.

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this.

    I think it is a briliant idea, and welcome the opening of this area very much!

    Maybe I should try to dig out my old GPG/PGP key ...

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From dream master@21:1/163 to Avon on Sat Sep 10 14:29:00 2016
    On 09/10/16, Avon said the following...
    This echoarea FSX_CRY was created on 10 September 2016 in fsxNet.
    Created - FSX_CRY - Cryptographic discussion and experimentation.
    Public key sharing, encoded messages, testing etc.
    is welcome here.

    i never understood this or got into this. how would this be used? what is it?

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  • From Captain Obvious@21:1/157 to All on Sat Sep 10 18:50:00 2016
    i never understood this or got into this. how would this be used? what
    is it?


    I've always been interested in the idea of encryption and pgp but have the
    same questions. What is the practical use of it and is there a primer
    somewhere I can look at? As in a Big Dummie's Guide.

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to dream master on Sun Sep 11 12:51:00 2016
    On 09/10/16, dream master pondered and said...
    Created - FSX_CRY - Cryptographic discussion and experimentation.
    Public key sharing, encoded messages, testing etc
    is welcome here.

    i never understood this or got into this. how would this be used? what
    is it?

    It's an area of interest of mine (and some others) where you can use various algorithms etc. to encode and decode information so as to make it "secure'
    from sender to receiver.

    I don't profess to know much about this topic at all, but I am interested in it. And wanted to have a space where by if we encode stuff and send stuff backwards and forwards it can be done in a way that doesn't interfere with
    the usual chatter going on in other echos.

    Have a look on the www for topics like PGP and Encryption for starters.

    I'd say Nu (and Andrew) are probably far more on top of this topic than I :)

    I'm a n00b :)

    Best, Paul

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Captain Obvious on Sun Sep 11 12:56:00 2016
    On 09/10/16, Captain Obvious pondered and said...
    I've always been interested in the idea of encryption and pgp but have
    the same questions. What is the practical use of it and is there a primer somewhere I can look at? As in a Big Dummie's Guide.

    I too am new to it really. So here's a New Zealand page I found with some
    info.

    https://pgp.net.nz/pages/introduction.html

    But there's a lot of stuff out there, just not sure which is the best place
    to start :)

    Best, Paul

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Richard Menedetter on Sun Sep 11 12:57:00 2016
    On 09/10/16, Richard Menedetter pondered and said...

    Hi Avon!

    Hi :)

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this.
    I think it is a briliant idea, and welcome the opening of this area very much!
    Maybe I should try to dig out my old GPG/PGP key ...

    Great, glad you like it Ricsi. Feel free to do so. The more the merrier.

    Best, Paul

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  • From Richard Menedetter@21:1/104 to Dream Master on Sun Sep 11 13:44:00 2016
    Hi Dream!

    10 Sep 2016 14:29, from dream master -> Avon:

    Created - FSX_CRY - Cryptographic discussion and experimentation.
    Public key sharing, encoded messages, testing
    etc. is welcome here.
    i never understood this or got into this. how would this be used? what
    is it?

    Well those are concepts, but I guess you are asking about the real implementations.
    Eg Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and the GNU reimplementation if it called the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).

    Those are encryption programs that you can use to encrypt messages and files, so that they are basically impossible to decode by brute force.

    If I write a message to you I can encrypt it with your public key, so that only
    people with your private key can read it.

    It is also possible to sign, meaning that you can be sure that the message is by me and that it has not been altered, but it is freely readable by anyone.

    If you have more specific questions, ask here or google for it.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Richard Menedetter@21:1/104 to Captain Obvious on Sun Sep 11 13:49:00 2016
    Hi Captain!

    10 Sep 2016 18:50, from Captain Obvious -> All:

    i never understood this or got into this. how would this be used?
    what is it?
    I've always been interested in the idea of encryption and pgp but have
    the same questions. What is the practical use of it

    Mainly privacy and authentication.
    You can make sure that nobody else can read your message, and that the message is really written by you, and not somebody else.

    and is there a primer somewhere I can look at? As in a Big Dummie's
    Guide.

    Well when you type in "gpg guide" in google you get this as the first hits: https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/guides.html https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/howtos.html

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Richard Menedetter@21:1/104 to Avon on Sun Sep 11 13:55:00 2016
    Hi Avon!

    11 Sep 2016 12:57, from Avon -> Richard Menedetter:

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this.
    I think it is a briliant idea, and welcome the opening of this
    area very much! Maybe I should try to dig out my old GPG/PGP key
    Great, glad you like it Ricsi. Feel free to do so. The more the
    merrier.

    I still have the issue that my key is stored on an old HDD, that I used to experiment with strange partitioning and raid stuff ...

    I cannot remember how to mount it .......
    I need to invest more time into that but I will definitely do it in the future ;)

    So I will be late for the party, but I will be there.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Captain Obvious@21:1/157 to Richard Menedetter on Sun Sep 11 11:12:00 2016
    hits: https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/guides.html https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/howtos.html

    Thanks. That's a good start anyway. Now to just squeeze a couple of extra
    hours in my day heh.

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  • From Richard Menedetter@21:1/104 to Captain Obvious on Sun Sep 11 17:15:00 2016
    Hi Captain!

    11 Sep 2016 11:12, from Captain Obvious -> Richard Menedetter:

    https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/guides.html
    Thanks.

    You're welcome!

    That's a good start anyway. Now to just squeeze a couple of
    extra hours in my day heh.

    Yes ... sadly I know that problem very well ;)

    CU, Ricsi

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