New user needs some help

Mirimir mirimir at
Fri Jun 6 08:58:47 CEST 2014

On 06/06/2014 12:32 AM, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 05:32:38PM -0600, Mirimir wrote:
>> On 06/05/2014 12:09 PM, Bob Holtzman wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 03:26:16AM -0400, Cpp wrote:
>>>> Dear GnuPG users,
>>>> As part of the ResetTheNet campaign I decided to start using email
>>>> encryption. I am a relatively new user of gpg, who is looking forward
>>>> to using it for secure communication.
>>> This is not a critism, but with who do you plan on communicating 
>>> using encryption? Absolutely no one I know uses it or is remotely
>>> interested in it. I get the standard answer "I have nothing to hide".
>> I've used GnuPG almost exclusively with people who know me only as
>> mirimir, or as another of my online personas. For the most part, those
>> are people that I know only as their online personas. I've also used
>> GnuPG with a few consulting clients.
>>> Mentioning their bank p/w does tend to pull them up short. I do enjoy
>>> the look on their faces.
>> I've never used GnuPG with a bank ;)
> I mentioned their bank p/w in reply to their mindless statement "I have
> nothing to hide" to show them that yes lad, you do indeed have plenty to
> hide. 

Indeed. And that reminds me of a similar issue. I don't recall any
hosting provider that asked for my key for securely sending passwords,
even IPMI passwords! And when asked, most have said that they weren't
set up for that.

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