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    PGP key

    Being a security site with discussions regarding identity, authentication, and cryptography, it would be nice if the members profiles included a link or the ascii text content of their public PGP/GnuPG keys.

    Just a thought.

    I mean, it's nice that I can share Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, ICQ, WXYZ, and Walla-walla-bing-bang info about myself...but there's no place to properly post my public key. And if you suggest the Profile Intro...nix. Well, you can do it, but it line wraps and looks awful.

    Bonafide public keys (.asc file, usually) should be pretty darned small. Less than 1 kb. So it shouldn't be much of a storage or bandwidth impact...more than anything, it'll be some schema and query work for the admins to do.
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    I must say I agree with you 100%. Something that could be cut-and pasted, perhaps opening in a new link, would be great.

    Good thinking!
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    are you saying just to store our keys ? So emailing another member would be made a little more secure ?

    or going as far as implementing the keys in our posts ??
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