PGP/MIME: Eudora vs. Mutt

As was reported in comp.mail.mutt, there’s an interoperability problem between mutt and Eudora when it comes to PGP/MIME encrypted messages. Apparently, Eudora expects that the first MIME header within the encryption envelope contains a MIME-Versi…

As was reported in comp.mail.mutt, there’s an interoperability problem between mutt and Eudora when it comes to PGP/MIME encrypted messages. Apparently, Eudora expects that the first MIME header within the encryption envelope contains a MIME-Version: 1.0 field. This is a bug. For details, read the Usenetr thread.

Updated PGP keyring analysis posted.

M. Drew Streib has posted an updated PGP key ring analysis. This version only takes signatures on self-signed user IDs into account, and it offers extended information on where individual keys sit within the web of trust.

M. Drew Streib has posted an updated PGP key ring analysis. This version only takes signatures on self-signed user IDs into account, and it offers extended information on where individual keys sit within the web of trust.

Building the web of trust with GPG.

Do you still remember PGP 2? When you added a key or changed trust parameters, it would automatically detect that some keys got certified, and would ask you whether you considered these keys’ holders trustworthy. GnuPG is lacking this feature: You…

Do you still remember PGP 2? When you added a key or changed trust parameters, it would automatically detect that some keys got certified, and would ask you whether you considered these keys’ holders trustworthy. GnuPG is lacking this feature: You’ll have to use the key editing menu in order to adjust trust levels of any keys for which you consider this appropriate. Of course, this is cumbersome – in particular when you add keys to your key ring routinely, and keeping track of trust levels is not an option.

This script may help you to assign trust levels: It will look for keys on your keyring which carry well-certified user IDs, but haven’t had any owner trust level assigned to them. It will then run gpg –edit over all these keys and allow you to nicely adjust trust levels.

Honeynet news

The guys from Project Honeynet have posted the results of last month’s Scan of the Month (a nice decryption challenge), and a new Scan of the Month. As Jeff Stutzman writes for the Project, “this month’s challenge is to analyze a months worth of f…

The guys from Project Honeynet have posted the results of last month’s Scan of the Month (a nice decryption challenge), and a new Scan of the Month. As Jeff Stutzman writes for the Project, “this month’s challenge is to analyze a months worth of firewall and IDS data collected by a Honeynet”.