d00d, you HAVE to get GPG! The Age of Encryption is here!
If you don't get some GPG, your VIRTUAL ASS will be hanging
out in the WIND!
OK, so, here's Mr. Bad's 200 word take on encryption in general and GPG in
particular: it is time for you to PANIC! All kinds of data you have, like email
and files and shit like that, are FLYING through the AETHER or lying around on
SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE! ISPs and employers are NOTORIOUS for going into your
files and mail at RANDOM TIMES, just to check up on you! Like those bad things
you said about drugs and guns, THEY'RE LOOKING AT THAT RIGHT NOW!
And they turn over for the COPS like THAT! Imagine I just snapped my fingers,
because that's how fast they turn over! In the snap of a finger! Oh, and if the
cops have a warrant, they can SEIZE YOUR COMPUTER and just go fishing around on
your hard drive until they find something INCRIMINATING. FUCK!
The essence of this is that YOU ARE BEING WATCHED. You may already be highly
Now, people like the EFF tell you to temper
your speech and consider all the stuff you put on the Internet as public. But
what kind of BULLSHIT is that? Fuck that! I don't want to temper myself, and I
don't want to get screwed by bad authority figures and wimpy buttboy ISPs.
THAT'S WHY YOU GOTTA have some ENCRYPTION.
Encryption = fussing up your files and email so only the people who are supposed
to be able to read them can read them. You get a program for encrypting shit,
and then you encrypt it, and it looks like gibberish. Then you send the
gibberish to someone, and they unencrypt it, and then they can see the shit, and
COOL. Encryption is GOOD JUJU.
The technology has been around for a while, but very bad people like the FBI and
the NSA and the RSA folks have been keeping people from getting good encryption
technology through crazy-ass things like export control and patent suits and so
forth. And the best crypto package, PGP, has been bought by a weirdo company,
who's way in bed with the Feds, and they're pretty screwy in a lot of ways, and
the software's proprietary, and the source is hard to get, and just fuck it.
But no MORE! Now there's a very cool crypto program, GnuPG, that's FREE
SOFTWARE, meaning that you get the SOURCE CODE and the compiled program, and you
can give it to WHOEVER YOU WANT. And it doesn't cost nothing. GPG is REALLY
BITCHEN. I highly recommend that you check it out TODAY!