Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 17:26:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robert Grabowsky rgrabowsky_at_rasecurity_dot_com
To: Richard Bejtlich richard_at_taosecurit_dot_com
Subject: test of your key
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To manually decrypt this message, I saved the message body into a file called msg.txt. Then I used gpg to decrypt it.
orr:/home/richard$ gpg -d msg.txt
gpg: WARNING: using insecure memory!
gpg: please see http://www.gnupg.org/faq.html for more information
You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Richard Bejtlich richard_at_taosecurity_dot_com"
2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 8BA44991, created 2005-04-23 (main key ID 752B57C7)
gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 8BA44991, created 2005-04-23
"Richard Bejtlich richard_at_taosecurity_dot_com"
Here's a quick test of your GnuPG key. Keep of the great work on the
blog, I check it every day!!!
Robert Grabowsky, CISSP | Ra Security Systems, Inc.
rgrabowsky_at_rasecurity_dot_com | GPG KeyID 0x7932C9E3 (pgp.mit.edu)
An excellent alternative to manual decryption is Enigmail, a plug-in for Thunderbird and the Mozilla client. I installed the mail/enigmail-thunderbird FreeBSD package and then fired up Thunderbird. I had a new menu item called "Enigmail". When I highlighted Bob's message, Enigmail began a simple setup procedure.
It asked me to enter my private GnuPG passphrase, then it wanted to know where the gpg binary resided. I entered /usr/local/bin/gpg. With that, the message was decrypted automatically. Now when I see the message within Thunderbird, it appears as clear text.
Now I needed to send a reply. I will enter that in a future blog posting shortly.