PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a computer program for encryption and decryption of data that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication.

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How to remove the gpg signature from a signed file without creating a new file on disk?

If I have a 100 MB signed binary file that I download over the internet, I need 200 MB of disk space to open it. The file is just signed, not encrypted. When disk space is low, It is not possible to ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...
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Verifying files with GPG, without a .sig or .asc file?

From my limited knowledge of PGP/GPG, one must have 2 things to verify a file: The file's "signature" (essentially a hash of the file encrypted with the trusted entity's private key; normally ...
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How do I verify a PGP signature?

What GUI (no command line) software or websites can I use to verify a PGP signature? If I have a message like this -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Because anyone can claim to be me. ...
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Newly generated pgp keypair missing from Portable PGP

I have a USB drive with Portable PGP on it and have used it for quite some time with no issues. I generated a new key-pair the day before yesterday in order to secure a new account with 2FA ...
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One GnuPG/PGP key pair, two emails?

I have two emails I use frequently, for both of which I'd like to use PGP keys generated/managed by GnuPG. I'd like to avoid creating a different key pair for each email, if possible, as that's ...
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What is a GPG key ID?

After some google-fu and poking around on here, I'm still not clear on this. I understand the utility of the key block itself, and of a hash of the key, but I don't know why additional information ...
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GPG public key created with GnuPG is rejected by MS Outlook 2010, why?

I created a GPG keypair with GnuPG on the CentOS 7 command line and I have exported the public key into a .asc file and successfully used that public key to encrypt emails sent from another email ...
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Public armored key for OpenPGP from .pfx file?

With OpenSSL I can generate a public key file from a .pfx file as follows: openssl pkcs12 -in cert.pfx -clcerts -nokeys -out pubcert.pem openssl x509 -pubkey -in pubcert.pem -noout > pubkey.pem ...
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How to manage GPG keys across multiple systems?

I'm new to using GnuPG and trying to understand how best to use it. I've reviewed Short, easy to understand explanation of GPG/PGP for nontechnical people?, but most guides explain PGP with a ...
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How should GnuPG's `--desig-revoke` command be used?

How should the GnuPG command --desig-revoke be used, and in which cases should you use it? According to the manual: --desig-revoke name Generate a designated revocation certificate for a key. ...
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Using OpenSSL to generate encryption key for Outlook users

A private web application needs to receive encrypted email from perhaps 20 known users. How can I use OpenSSL to generate a valid encryption certificate that Outlook users can import and use to ...
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How to generate the revocation certificate after being made a revoker with GnuPG

I read the "How should GnuPG's `--desig-revoke` command be used?" question/answer, so now I know when to use the --desig-revoke. So, I have two different private keys -- one at work (WORKWORK), ...
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How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email?

For WPA, there are calculators to determine the time needed to crack a passphrase, but I have found nothing for OpenPGP. How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email (depending ...
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Export P12 from GnuPG for PDF signing field

It seems to be possible to export a PGP .asc file to .p12, but I'm unable to use the generated .p12 file for a signature field in a PDF file. Is there a way to export it so it's usable for that field, ...
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How to store Kleopatra PGP keys on USB drive?

I'm using Kleopatra (actually gpg4win) on Windows. I've created PGP Private keys, and I would like to store them on my usb stick (e.g. be able to encrypt files only if the private key is available - ...
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Supress password prompt in GPG

Using GnuPG one can symmetrically encrypt a file using: gpg -c --cipher-algo TWOFISH --digest-algo SHA512 secret.txt and decrypt using: gpg -d -o secret.txt secret.txt.gpg After running these ...
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How to migrate my old PGP key to a more secure algorithm?

I have an old PGP using old GnuPG algorithm defaults. According to Best encryption and signing algorithm for GnuPG: RSA/RSA or DSA/Elgamal?, those algorithm settings are no longer sufficient, so I ...
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are gpg keyservers synchronised with each other? pgp mit server too?

A question regarding the gpg keyservers: Are the servers found in the list here synchronised with each other?: http://www.gpg4win.org/doc/de/gpg4win-compendium_22.html So uploading a pub key to one ...
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gpg key, submit to keyserver and find again using webbrowser

I am using Kleopatra to create gpg keys (gpg4win). However, I also want to use openkeychain on android. openkeychain uses pgp.mit.edu as keyserver, Kleopatra uses keys.gnupg.net keyserver. How can I ...
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How to generate a gpg4win keypair without passphrase?

I would like to generate a gpg keypair using gpg4win. I am at the point where a personal OpenPGP key pair is generated, but: How can I generate a keypair using gpg4win with no passphrase? The private ...
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Why is the ASCII-armored version of my OpenPGP public key so long?

My OpenPGP key pair was generated by 2048 RSA. The ASCII-armored version of the public key is much longer than most others that I see on the OpenPGP key servers. Mine is several screens worth of ...
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How to replicate GPA's Sign and Compress option on command line in Windows

As the title says, I need to replicate GPA's "Sign and Compress" option on the command line. I'm trying to automate some encryption of files for submission to a bank and the instructions they gave me ...
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Recovering a damaged PGD file

Recently, I got a disk crash and one partition of my HDD was wiped out. I used EaseusDataRecoveryWizard to search for some important files I had. There are 2 PGD files, virtual disks used by PGP ...
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Encrypt Lightning event invite mails with pgp

I use Thunderbirds/Icedoves Lightning add-on to manage my calendar, tasks and notes. When creating an event I can add attendees and send invitations to them, but they won't use their public pgp keys ...
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PGP Desktop Whole disk Encryption paused on a toshiba ultrabook z935

I have a Toshiba z930 Ultrabook with PGP Desktop installed for whole disk encryption. It installed correctly, and started encrypting but it stays paused. If I reboot, it shows me the PGP desktop ...
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Is it possible to setup Enigmail for Thunderbird, so that signatures are sent as attachments?

In a PGP sign only email, I find that when I use Enigmail, the signature is part of the body of the email and is pretty painful to read on say a browser. I have seen others send signed email where the ...
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Recipient ID asked whie using Symmetric encryption with GnuPG

I'm trying to encrypt a file using AES algo and sign it using my private key in GPG. The command I'm using is gpg --encrypt --symmetric --cipher-algo aes256 --armor --sign input-file It asks me for ...
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Use PGP/Mime with Thunderbird and Enigmail

I would like to sign all my mail with my PGP key, and no matter if the recipient uses PGP or not, it should not confuse them. Last week I read a discussion that inline PGP is not good pratice, and I ...
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PGP encrypted mails look so awful in the gmail-plain-text-editor

I run Firefox on OpenSUSE 13. 1 I want to send mails to my friend and they are encrypted. But if I use Gmail and switch to plain-text then the mails look so awful to me. (see below) And the ...
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How to remove Version Information from Encrypted OpenPGP message in Windows?

I am using Keybase.io with GnuPG on Windows 8.1 via Powershell. I am wondering how to remove the Version line from the encrypted and or signed message. Here is example if what I mean: -----BEGIN PGP ...
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Why does GPG not like this encrypted message?

I had the following encrypted message laying around on my computer from back when I was playing around with GPG (and in this case, Enigmail) -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Charset: ISO-8859-15 Version: ...
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pgp: using subkey to sign, but should I publicize the fingerprints of both my master key and subkey?

I used gpg to create a key pair. I understand that a master key for signing only and a sub key for encryption only are generated. Following the Debian Wiki, I created a sub key for signing for better ...
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pgp: **key revoked** [NOT verified]

I revoked my key today, and uploaded it to the server. However, When looking at the server web page, I saw it says **key revoked** [NOT verified]. How do I verify this? I am using gpg.
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Encrypting a document with multiple keys, and making people accountable for those keys

Hypothetical here. You have a highly sensitive file that you don't want to become public ever, other people also don't want it to be public. To reduce likelihood of being murdered you publish an ...
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How do I display the usage flags for my encryption keys in a less hackish way?

I am trying to educate myself on the use of encryption keys and I've been experimenting with this old Linus Torvalds’ key that I found 956EB7BF449FA3AB. I am interested to display the usage flags but ...
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Will re-formatting a hard drive get rid Of Symantec's PGP disk encryption?

My machine has it's whole disk encrypted with Symantec PGP technology, the one that brings up the grey screen for a password before the operating system boots. Can I reformat the hard drive, and ...
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Verify signed file using GPG by passing in signature hosted online rather than stored locally (i.e. in keyring)?

Is it possible to pass the URL of a GnuPG signature when executing a verify query against a signed file? For example, instead of: gpg --verify file.txt Is there a variation of something like: gpg ...
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Is the PGP version number required?

ASCII-armored GnuPG data usually has a Version header: -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.22 (GNU/Linux) hQIMAxfkjOs8YMF+AQ//e9yWfwKBddUX/1YfghKfF/xJhuirYmAdxhsLaO5Fj0QJ ...
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Unable to send pgp key to keyserver

Trying to follow the steps in http://packaging.ubuntu.com/singlehtml/ to create a deb package for some software... I had to start by generating a GPG key $ gpg --gen-key Then upload the public ...
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pgp pass phrase not working in enigmail but does in command line

Hi I've been strugling with this issue of pass phrase and due to the amount of mail I have encrypted, I can't seriously change my pass phrase. Here's the issue : Enigmail don't recognize my pass ...
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Can you extend the expiration date of an already expired GPG key?

Lets say I add an expiration date to a GPG/PGP key, then for some reason am unable to extend the expiration date of the key before its time is up. Assuming I still have access to the private key (and ...
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PGP Public Key expiration GPG

I'm in the process of importing a public key from a business partner. We have always use GPG and never had a problem. I’m importing this key using: gpg --import "FileName.asc" gpg: key AC260214: ...
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What file extensions should be used on GPG generated output?

In Linux file name extensions are irrelevant, but on a Windows system, many GPG users use GUI applications rather than the command line. They may want to be able to double click on an encrypted file, ...
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Unable to use “transient-key” when generating a batch GPG key

I'm generating a few test keys, but I can't seem to use the %no-protection and %transient-key flags. I get the following message: $ cat dwight | gpg --homedir "dwight-keys" --gen-key --batch gpg: ...
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What's the best way of keeping a PGP private key file generated by GnuPG?

What's the best way of keeping a PGP private key file generated by GnuPG? I will just store my public key online, in Gmail, on many of my computers. Where/how best to protect and store the private ...
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How much information is included with a GPG signature?

Let's say you verify someone's signature with GPG: $ gpg --decrypt statement.txt.sig "I am not a crook." gpg: Signature made 17 Nov 1973 9:31:50 AM CDT using RSA key ID 92861D99 gpg: Good signature ...
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How to update PGP public key after new uid is added?

I have a PGP keypair to which I just added a new uid. Is the previously exported public key and private key still valid? If I export a new public key with armor, it does look different and longer ...
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Associate specific PGP subkeys with specific UIDs

It seems to me like PGP keys contain a "collection" of UIDs and also contain a collection of subkeys. Moreover, there doesn't seem to be a way to add comments to a subkey. Is there any way for me to ...
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Use RSA keypair for PGP encrypt and decrypt

I use PKI smartcard. I generated public and private key on my smartcard and store keys in it. I want use these keys for PGP encryption and decryption. However, I don't know Can I make this?