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bio website github.com/ryran
location Raleigh, NC
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Nov 2 at 2:31

Student of life.

Computer-related interests: linux systems-administration, fedora, bash, python, cryptography


Sep
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
5
comment Will encrypting the same file with GPG and the same key produce the same ciphertext?
No disrespect meant, but it somewhat boggles my mind that you would post a question for something that you could easily answer yourself in 30 seconds by running the same command twice.
Dec
23
awarded  Teacher
Dec
23
answered Network security: Public and Private keys
Dec
12
comment Safely remove an expired PGP key file
Don't use dd -- especially not with the block size set to the file size (with huge files this could be disastrous). Next time use shred. It's part of the standard coreutils and should be in any linux distro. It even has an option to tweak how many iterations to do (default: 3). Additionally it does a good job of making even the file name irrecoverable.
Aug
4
awarded  Supporter
Aug
4
comment Can GPG be a full replacement for PGP?
"you can look up the keys by email which GnuPG doesn't seem to let you do." -- Huh? GnuPG can do this.
Mar
5
awarded  Autobiographer