Wikispooks talk:PGP Public Key

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It is good to see, that unlike WikiLeaks.org you are actually using PGP public key encryption software

WS-Anon-ul [Address for Wikispooks anonymous uploaders] <anon-ul@wikispooks.com>
ID: 0xE1CCF96F
Type: RSA
Size: 2048/2048
Expires: Never
Cipher: AES-256
Fingerprint: 0418 E7B0 2BE0 5436 A747 6AE0 7C4E E1EC E1CC F96F


You could also use this PGP Key for encrypting files before using the the Anonymous submissions Flash form.


You could and should use this published key to Digitally Sign "official" emails and press releases from Wikispooks.com, which might reduce the temptation for attackers to try to fake them.


However, very few Whistleblowers or mainstream media investigative journalists etc. actually use PGP in practice, so perhaps you should also link to some online sources for the software and tools like, say, the EnigmaMail plugin for Mozilla Thunderbird email software, which make unfriendly, difficult to use software like GnuPG, more usable by normal humans.

Protecting the anonymity of email users from Communications Data Retention and Traffic Analysis, is another topic altogether, which using PGP/GnuPG does not solve.

(signature added following Peter's feedback)

Tourist 09:05, 31 May 2010 (IST)

Thanks Tourist - all useful stuff and duly noted
We're just about to move everything to a 'clean install' new server (same host) for security/anon reasons and will take all this onboard too. Then in maybe a couple of weeks we'll try for a proper publicity splash. I'm in no hurry really - just plugging away at it.
Meantime I'm also trying to get a bit more useful stuff up on the main article and document pages + get the category tree fleshed out and in better shape. Lots of work needed on templates too. Maybe we'll begin to attract some disaffected Wikipedia editors with that kind of expertise in due course. We'll see. --Peter P 09:28, 31 May 2010 (IST)