Encrypt and Sign your email

Just discovered a lovely little plug in for Firefox that lets you use GPG to encrypt and sign email in GoogleMail.

FireGPG it is called and relies on GPG in linux or a combination of WinPT and GPG if you are in Windows.

All very easy to install (just follow the instructions) and manage, it quietly integrates “Encrypt and Send” “Sign and Send” “Encrypt, Sign and Send” buttons into the compose page and automatically verifies signatures and decrypts mail sent to you.

To send me an encrypted email or to verify the signature of a mail I send you, you’ll need my public key.

As we hurtle into the World of the Future complete with cyber-punk hackers intent on stealing your data, encrypting and verifying mail has got to become more mainstream before email loses all usability whatsoever.