Friday, May 30, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Setting up FirePGP on Ubuntu 8.04 (In 5 seconds)

Although I found several guides for installing GnuPG and FireGPG (on Ubuntu no less) I didn't find anything that put all the instructions together in one place.

Below are the steps needed (at least at my end) to set up FireGPG on Ubuntu 8.04. It's really more of an overview (and it takes more than 5 seconds), but it should be helpful in getting you where you need to go.

If you don't know what FireGPG is, you really don't need to be here. Just know that unencrypted e-mail is like unprotected sex :)

Please don't do anything crazy; if following these instructions blows up your computer it isn't my fault. :)

Setting up FirePGP on Ubuntu 8.04

1. Open a terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install gnupg gpa

2. Run gpa from the terminal. Follow the on screen prompts to create a key. If you cannot do this you should be administering another operating system.

3. Install FireGPG:

Click here.

Click Download | Allow | Install. Restart Firefox.

4. Restart Firefox when prompted. Go to gmail you should be able to encrypt and decrypt your e-mail.