[Cialug] PGP Party

Kevin C. Smith kevin at linuxsmith.com
Sat Jun 11 13:24:59 CDT 2005


Ignore the full details part; editing error.

On Sat, 2005-06-11 at 13:20 -0500, Kevin C. Smith wrote:
> There will be a PGP key-signing party held during the 
> Central Iowa Linux Users Meeting on Wednesday June 15,
> 2005.
> 	http://www.cialug.org
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> Full details at:
>         http://www.cryptnet.net/events/pgp-party-1.html
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> What's a key-signing party?
> A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose
> of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps
> to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes
> serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.
> Required Items?
>         1. Physical attendance
>         2. Positive picture ID
>         3. Your key ID, key type, HEX fingerprint, and key size
>         4. A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with....
> Not required, but helpful:
> 	1. Upload your key to a public keyserver, such as 
> 		hkp://subkeys.pgp.net
> 	2. All attendees send their key ID, key type, fingerprint, 
> 		and key size to the host, pgp-party at cialug.org, who 
> 		will compile everyone's key information.
> Why should I use PGP?
> You should use PGP, if you need (or want) to protect your personal
> emails from being read by individuals or entities other than your
> intended recipient(s). PGP, when used correctly, can provide message
> privacy, message integrity, message authentication, and to some
> degree non-repudibility.
> OK. What are some good applications of PGP?
> Protection of email traffic of a sensitive nature, such as the
> coordination of response to ongoing security incidents, requests
> for DNS modifications, requests for networking changes and exchange
> of sensitive personal information like SSNs. At the very least, it
> would be useful to have all such messages signed, so the recipients
> could be sure that the notes were not forged.
> Please forward this note to anyone who may be interested in
> attending.
Kevin C. Smith

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