GPG/GnuPG

current public key

Here is my current public key:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v2
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=uy+l
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

historical key

My old 1024-bit PGP key (from 1994!) is here. Please don't use it for new communications. I don't remember if this was my first one or not, but it is the earliest I can find in my backups. I had to yank out IDEA to make GnuPG accept it.

trivia

With cohort Bob Dunnell, I founded and modded FidoNet PGP_ECHO. I am thinking this was in late 1993 or early 1994. The only reference I can find to it is this old Delete Warning in the EchoList after I left Fido:

PGP_ECHO
     !!! DELETE WARNING !!!
     Privately dist. echo for encryption and clearsigning and ???s.
          An informal, non-locally-backboned conference devoted to playing
          with PGP.  Full encryption, clearsigning and all other PGP
          wonders allowed and encouraged.  NOTE:  when posters encrypt
          with the keys of all trusted participants, the echo traffic is
          readable by each recipient.  NetMail jason carr for more info.
          -=PGP 2.6* is LEGAL in Zone 1!=-  Get a feed to PGP_ECHO or I'll
          date your sister again.  P.S.  This jason is not the same one as
          that guy who moderates COLLEGE.   That guy is a jerk.
     Origin:       1:124/3208
     Distribution: 1:124/3208 3206 5017 7020 8047 9043 130/613 908
     Gateways:
     Language:
     # Nodes: 8      Volume: 10/WEEK if anyone's sober enough to post.      Rules: 
     Flags:
     Moderators:   jason carr, 1:124/3208
     Last changed: 07 Jul 96 by jason carr, 1:124/3208
I was also mod of COLLEGE, which explains the weak joke at the end.

I accidentally talked to Phil Z later in 1994. I was sending a note of gratitude to the fax number (!) listed in either the docs or the sourcecode. Don't remember. Anyhow, Phil was standing near the fax and picked it up when it rang. Sounded like a nice guy.

Sometime in there ViaCrypt bought commercial rights to PGP but they [the marketers, at least] didn't seem to understand it very well. They mailed me a survey that included a question like Wouldn't it be neat if there were a feature that would allow you to encrypt a message to a group of trusted recipients?. I wrote in that it was in fact neat and that's what we were doing in PGP_ECHO.
ViaCrypt called me at work and said "OMG WTF??????" (I could be paraphrasing). It sounded like they though they discovered some secret sauce they wanted to charge extra for and were mad because it was 1) trivial; and 2) common knowledge. I went over it with them in ELI5 mode and they seemed to get it. Very strange. At the start of the call I was a little skittish because I thought they might have taken issue with the name PGP_ECHO.

$Id: pgp.orb,v 1.16 2015/07/02 04:03:32 mouse Exp $

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