[WriteLog] PGP for dummies

Terry Conboy n6ry at arrl.net
Fri Jun 13 15:03:16 EDT 2008

At 06:41 PM 2008-06-09, Wayne, W5XD wrote:
>4. Right click in the All Keys tab on the newly imported
>key and choose "Sign". Pay attention to the dialog that
>comes up. Here is where your security really comes from.
>Do you really know that key is what you think it is?
>The pgp_signatures web page above describes the risks
>you are taking at this step.


Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this in detail.  The 
"Sign" operation for your public key was the step that I had 
missed.  After doing this, I was able to verify the .sig for the WL 
installation .exe file.

There are so many layers to PGP that it gets a bit confusing to the 
neophyte.  Many of the terms and concepts aren't too intuitive until 
you've had a chance to work with them successfully.

BTW, I found this helpful: 
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-best-version-of-pgp.htm .  After 
reading this, I installed PGP version 6.5.8 CKT freeware, build 8, 
which seems to work well in Win XP (SP2).

Your commitment to personal computer security is greatly appreciated!

73, Terry N6RY

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