PGP/GPG Email Addresses

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This post was created by HonoluluExpress and posted at the following page and I have decided to add it to my security thread with his permission. The rest of the post is written in his words.

http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?topic=19277.msg383130#msg383130

Over the time I’ve been here I’ve been talking to a lot of people. I have also acquired a lot of gpg/pgp keys and I see that LOT of people use there real email addresses. I would like to remind everyone that when you give someone your pgp/gpg key THEY CAN SEE THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU ASSOCIATED WITH THAT KEY. You are NOT suppose to use ANY type of clearnet email service such as: gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc. If you want to use a valid email address then you need to use an email provider that supports Tor and anonymity. For example I use safe-mail. I’m able to access this email service on Tor which allows me to stay anonymous. You may also use an email such as “123@123.com”.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ASSOCIATE A CLEAR NET EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR PGP/GPG KEY. THIS WILL COMPROMISE YOUR ANONYMITY.

Definition of DOX: Personal information about people on the Internet, often including real name, known aliases, address, phone number, SSN, credit card number, etc.

Updated: 2014-02-13