where/how is best to get a digital signature for email

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  1. 01000101

    01000101 New Member

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    I'm reading Stephenson's Cryponomicon, and it reawakened my interest in encryption, authentication, et cetera. Combine that with the recent discussion in TWiT about Leo's key. I would like to start using a digital signature on my emails. I understand the underlying concept and principles, I just don't know about how to go about starting.

    I'm using Thunderbird as my email client. I have the Enigmail extension, but it is not installed.

    As an additional, slightly off topic question, what do you use for secure IM?

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Tk

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    ive considered this myself, but 98% of my emails are personal to friends / GF... nothing business or financial, although other people reading my conversations isnt a pleasant thought, theres nothing that interesting in them in the first place to even spark someone to want to read them.

    anyways, the recipient would need a decryption device for reading your mails then, right?

    in for answers.......
     
  3. Peyomp

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    google://PGP

    Cryptonomicon is good. If you're interested in crypto, then get a copy of Bruce Schneier's Applied Cryptography.
     
  4. 01000101

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    okay, i have enigmail and GnuPG installed. generated a keypair, exported the key. now, im assuming it would be best to upload this to the keyservers. however, there is a disclaimer on one of the setup pages on mozdev:

    is this something i should be worried about? the email addy i used when creating the key is not one that i have any interest whatsoever in dealing with spam on.

    should i create another key on a yahoo account that is already completely drenched in spam?
     
  5. CyberBullets

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    i prefer GPG, but PGP is good as well.
     

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