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I'm not aware of any standard, but it's quite common to create QR codes with the OPENPGP4FPR scheme containing the OpenPGP fingerprint of your key (and not the whole pubkey itself which can be simply retrieved from the keyservers). More information about how to create such a QR code can be found in this Stackexchange answer.


Resolved. The site needed to add the intermediate cert to the PEM file. I was overlooking the trust chain view in the browser that showed it was fetching the intermediate cert, a step that wasn't performed in the other use cases. So to answer my questions: The effective trust chain was in fact visible by calling up the security details by clicking the ...


This is a rather large issue that has received a lot of attention in the past (not just on Stack Exchange). This boils down to several subtopics: Trust; Legal responsibilities of the VPN service provider; and Legal responsibilities of the VPN's hosting providers and data centers. There are many VPN services that claim to anonymize and protect your ...


First off "using a VPN" and "using a VPN provider" are not the same thing. The bottom line is you can't be sure that data exchanged with the public internet won't be spied on. Even if your provider doesn't spy themselves their upstreams may do so. Using a VPN provider to access services on the public internet is just trading one potential spy (your ISP ...


Read the privacy policy of the VPN provider. Of course you can not know for 100% if you don't have access to the back end and look for logs yourself.


Short answer: You can't. Before you buy any service you should take a look at their Privacy Policy. For instance Hide My Ass: What data we collect: We will store the stamp and IP address when you connect and disconnect to our VPN service, the amount data transmitted (up- and download) during your session together with the IP address of the ...

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