PGP for Beginners: A Simple Web Interface to PGP
Keybase.io is quite simple, basically a web interface and command line client that makes PGP more user-friendly. At the same time, it makes it easy to get someones public key, and know it’s the correct key.
Keybase.io allows you to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify messages to other keybase.io users. The Keybase.io homepage has an excellent description on the inner workings and how to make use of the command line client.
You can find me on Keybase.io at https://keybase.io/tlongren/.
I like how the purpose of the Keybase.io website, as opposed to the command line client, is described:
Keybase.io is also a Keybase client, however certain crypto actions (signing and decrypting) are limited to users who store client-encrypted copies of their private keys on the server, an optional feature we didn’t mention above.
Keybase.io has it’s issues, though. Liz Denys makes very good points in her Refusing To Verify Myself post.
And back in March 2014, Evan Johnson discovered very serious vulnerability in Keybase.io. You can read more about it, along with examples and why it was so major, in his blog post.
There’s still serious debate that’s somewhat related to Evan’s discovery. An issue on GitHub is still open while the Keybase.io folks consider their options and best course of action.
Everything has it’s flaws, though. So for me, Keybase.io is an easy way for me to communicate securely with those I need to do so with. I’ll likely continue using it, but need more people I communicate with frequently to be members.
I do have invites for Keybase.io. I’ll only send them to people I know. If you’re a regular here, a client of mine, or old online friend, you qualify. Real world friends and family obviously qualify.
Just ask in the comments below.
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33 thoughts on “Keybase.io: PGP For Beginners, With Invites”
Hi Tyler, I’m not a friend, but I’ll be a good one if you throw an invite in my direction 🙂
Just sent one over to the gmail account you used to make your comment here. Enjoy! 🙂
Thank you, I already got one soon after I started searching for it. Now I’ve got 5 invites too, jeej! 🙂
Hi! You still have more invites? could you give one for me?
thank you and best regards
Did you get one, Nelson?
Luc, do you still have an invite code?
I’m all out! But, if you do a search on Twitter for ‘keybase invite’ you’ll find lots of people with invites to give out.
Tyler has sent me an invite for keybase.io!
@moizsajid:disqus Just sent you an invite.
Thank you Tyler!
I would appreciate an invite if you have one to spare, thank you in advance
Just sent one to your gmail address associated with your Disqus account. 🙂
Thank you Tyler, appreciate that
If you still have an invite, I would appreciate one 😉
Just sent one to the email you use for Disqus. Enjoy!
Do you have any invites left? I would love to get one 🙂
Just sent you one as well. Sent it to the email you used for making this comment. 🙂
Give me a invite,
Thank you so much. 🙂
Invite sent to the email you used while leaving your comment. 🙂
Any invitations left?
I would appreciate one 😉
Just sent one!
Thanks a million, appreciate that 🙂
I think I gonna try.
Would be great to get invitation. Could you?
Looks like someone already got one sent to you. Let me know if you still need one.
Do you have any invites left? I would very much like one. 🙂
Just sent one to the gmail you used for your Disqus acount, @ascom99:disqus.
Hi Tyler, any chance some invitations left? Thanks in advance
Sure do! Sent to your the gmail used in your comment.
If you have invites, I would like one. Thanks.
Hello, I’m not your real friend, but I’d like a Invite very much. I’m a Teacher in Rio de Janeiro and I teach Social Sciences, Marketing, Communication and Consumer Behaviour. I really appreciate a Invite, to show my students this new wonderful world.
Liberty and Responsability
If you still have an invite please send me one !
Any more invites left? Really in need of one!!
Thanks in advance.