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PGP Option? (Reply)

09.05.2010 08:30 pm (UTC)

PGP Option?

Posted by [personal profile] krellis
One interesting feature, if enough people really want more assurance about this, would be to add a "PGP posting" feature to the software itself - it'd be a pseudo-security-level, really just the same as a normal "locked" type of entry, but you would be able to select from some set of PGP public keys that you've uploaded for the content to be encrypted with, and then, using some out of band means, provide the private key half of that PGP key to anyone you want to be able to read it. I can't think of a secure way of Dreamwidth doing the decryption half without it again being possible for you guys to read the content, but there are browser plugins designed for doing PGP work on webmail systems that would work.

It's quite possibly excessive, and not something I personally would necessarily use or care much about, just an idea that popped into my head if you wanted to offer something for those who are really paranoid or really have something they feel strongly that they need to keep confidential.
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