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Espionage 3 / Re: Backdoor for Secret Agencies
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:08:02 AM »
Hi greg,

You are most welcome.  Thanks for responding and resolving the problem so quickly.  The updated page can indeed be validated with gpgtools 2.1. :)

Personally I find it easier to copy the text from the web page source, paste it into an editor, select it all and use the OpenPGP: Verify service from the app menu.  The use of services instead of the command line seems to be more consistent with the techniques encouraged in the gpgtools kb articles and I suspect a large proportion of your intended user community would find it easier too. 

By way of a bit of constructive feedback, I think an FAQ explaining how to "verify the signature of this watch zone" would be very helpful to newbies like me.  Especially if the answer to the question explains why verifying the signature should enhance one's trust in what is written. 

I make this point because it is the first time I've ever tried to verify a PGP signature and was lead into the exercise by the text on your page.  Instead of begin reassured as intended, I ended up confused and, bizarre at it might seem to you, I'm still not sure why I should now attach any increased level of belief to what is written there.  Particularly when the words "undefined trust" come up in the results of the verification.

I don't think I'm an idiot but I am a newcomer to the world of cryptography applications.  This is a very complex area even for people like me who are former software developers and so reasonably proficient with computers.

(Incidentally, the page source link doesn't "work" on my standard installation of Safari 7.0.6.  I get a dialog with the error: "There is no application set to open the URL view-source:".)  I don't know if there is a way to overcome that or not.

Anyway, keep up the good work.  I really appreciate the effort you are making to simplify encryption for us.

Espionage 3 / Re: Backdoor for Secret Agencies
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:23:43 PM »
Forgive me if this question seems dumb but please would you explain how to use GPG Tools to verify the signed message in the page source from Safari? 

I've tried copying and pasting it to a text file but receive a verification error when I try to use the OpenPGP: Validate service.

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