GNOME Tries To Make OpenPGP Key Signing Easier
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 9 November 2014 at 01:10 PM EST. 6 Comments
This past week the first release of GNOME Keysign was made available, a tool aimed at making OpenPGP key signing easier.

The GNOME Keysign 0.1 tool is designed to securely exchange OpenPGP keys without needing to contact a key server, supports signing each UID separately, and can send encryptd secures to each UID via the user's preferred MUA.

The release announcement for GNOME Keysign v0.1 explains, "GNOME Keysign attempts to enable many more people to strengthen the Web of Trust. It consists of two parts: A server side and a client side. The server side advertises your key on the local network. The client side downloads the key from the local network and checks the integrity of the download. The integrety is checked with data exchanged securely between the server and the client via the visual channel. That visual channel is implemented as a QR-Code and a barcode scanner."

Expect more GNOME advancements as GNOME 3.16 development progresses.
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