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Perfect OpSEC - Become Invisible Online

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PGP

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Usage of PGP is well documented in the community, so I really won’t go into explaining what it is or why we should use it, instead I’ll provide resources for your to go learn from and a TLDR on how to set it up for yourself.

TLDR Setup

Important:
- Keep the private key OFF your computer, keep it on a removable drive.

You should be in Whonix or Tails, so just do the following:

gpg --full-gen-key

Select:
- RSA and RSA
- 4096
- Never expire is fine
- Put in a bunch of random fake information obviously - careful of author profiling.

Export your public key:

gpg --export -a "USERNAME"

Find username of keys you setup:

gpg  --list-keys

Verifying a message sent to you

gpg --verify

Sending a message to someone else

You have their public key, which should look like this:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
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cyzIQdOWBVlv1SWqy+ZkDGaab7YCIZxh5tr+1VGg3NaBTy/r7fEhSEY1H8FysV64
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QSq3FAYsjDaa/McK7JaaifOb78W/PHlluQINBGDgly0BEADaEKjZNkEb7quNEyky
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5ZgeAFJxbr5dPfGPVK3/GLl/XpQBgsAvLcEgqmtsw0Y/ulb8/N0wgJ/qktQDNQw9
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LikDE1GOHL/KbyrSveDs/64FAQARAQABiQI2BBgBCAAgFiEE5fctHiV2LbeMGexz
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RquRF37mJeV6E1+gPxmqOckweSXYbG7Py3JhrUmIRukINeQTkMFI5VMAvY6KipuL
gpP67JzLPY8VnwYXgfuRx2hMm6N59W3HnIje93iFu43VSIEdSZgZX+UT4QB/L949
SsKI47N7FhwHUWUZOzJU1uVIBkHJX1GqQPvXng6bjmHf8vU9bI1DVMkdWxKU+oO1
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woGFh8Ts8bF2RfRb5aQCeoRFfoPS9+DwuUuJW90QTaSKtP4NgN0Z+8U813UUdCxE
xrmpn3imfXhj/kxRwqnMuOufAO1yN0Os/qfNMm7LpRXbRkeClw8b7TO3Uu0j05Gg
wm/8cIifxYRyS896gh7XyM/s+X7L7PndhxyR72ikSMD82nJ1GJ8WHH1RvyEhIdpo
fTFlHCUDXxZ8awL546ScRljp0KGQDlx+DoaMlocDTsqYarryTws2uKwyoc1VGmm/
RhomFXR0tsewLQClnPecbU6XVfHZST3lzY/WPVcFcJ8bqtudw8VJ7LjJZT4LxSWV
gp1DTAS9ZeGMtJCu2SOA4HakqvL4bUlsaUj/PAG/5tDgFRDyGsCIJJ/Q5FVA6QYe
TNiq2AFFLrEYhNTJFYg9hNw=
=ts4W
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

Import their key

gpg --import
...
gpg: key C2C63F56AB167B3D: public key "Funshine (HackTown Admin) " imported

Use it to sign your message:

gpg --encrypt --armor -r C2C63F56AB167B3D

Decrypt message sent to you

gpg -d

OPSec Warnings

  • When you import a PGP Key, it can reach out to PGP servers to validate it. Make sure you’re not being dumb and doing any of this outside your wonderful setup.
  • Always put a date in any message you sign - otherwise anyone can copy that message and send it to someone else impersonating you!

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