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Converting PGP2.x UIDs on a GPG key [migrated]

I have a couple of keys which were created many years ago, before GPG came out. (But let's pretend there's only one key involved.) The key has a mix of GPG and PGP-2.x-style UIDs. I've made one of ...
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GPG Encryption: Am I using the right keys?

I have a process to encrypt a bank file using OpenPGP (via BouncyCastle) and SFTP the file to the bank for financial processing. They sent me a public key file, which I examined the key using the ...
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How can I speed up my Duplicity backup?

I need to perform onsite backups of hundreds of gigabytes from a few Xen VMs to some storage available on a dedicated server in the same network, with a Gigabit connection. The data is mostly MySQL ...
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How to view a GPG encrypted file securely? [closed]

When I decrypt / view a gpg file it is: decrypted in the terminal / console and thus gets into history the decryption goes into video memory and into normal memory and into the swap (if not ...
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GPG - why am I encrypting with subkey instead of primary key?

When encrypting a file to send to a collaborator, I see this message: gpg: using subkey XXXX instead of primary key YYYY Why would that be? I've noticed that when they send me an encrypted file, ...
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Different results from GnuPG and OpenSSL when using AES256 encryption

Text: apple Pass: password openssl aes-256-cbc -e -a -in apple.txt Output: U2FsdGVkX1/sqDrVkgk/7dKiCfLW+1/bgvRT/YAopJQ= gpg -c --cipher-algo AES256 apple.txt Output: ...
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PGP Encryption Proxy for Mail Server [closed]

I have a friend who is located in a part of the world that makes email encryption prudent for them. While I recommended OpenPGP, my friend thinks that it would have too high of a setup requirement for ...
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General GnuPG tips

Prompted by the recent vulnerability in SHA-1 and admonitions to begin the process of moving away from that hash function, I'm playing around with GnuPG again. I was just wondering how other folks ...