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mercuryrising at hush

Aug 27, 2012, 9:48 PM

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Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg

Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public keys and use
gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac OSX and Linux
on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?
Procopuius
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Aug 28, 2012, 5:31 AM

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On 28/08/12 05:48, mercuryrising [at] hush wrote:

> Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public keys and
> use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac OSX and
> Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?

I use APG (Android Privacy Guard) on my Android phone for this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thialfihar.android.apg

I use the IMAP client "K-9 Mail" which uses APG for PGP functionality.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsck.k9

K-9 Mail only supports inline PGP though. I'm not aware of any email
application on Android which provides PGP/MIME support at this time.
The authors of K-9 Mail have been saying for over two years now that
they will provide PGP/MIME support. I'm no longer optimistic about this.

It's also worth noting that The Guardian Project is working on porting
GnuPG to Android:

https://guardianproject.info/2012/03/15/adventures-in-porting-gnupg-2-1-x-to-android/

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mkaysi at users

Aug 28, 2012, 7:03 AM

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Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg [In reply to]

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28.08.2012 07:48, mercuryrising [at] hush kirjoitti:
> Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public keys and
> use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac OSX and
> Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?
>

There is APG (Android Privacy Guard) in Google Play Store, which can
be used by e.g. K9 Mail, which can sign, decrypt and encrypt messages.
I am not sure can it generate keys, by itself, but it accepts keys
created in gnupg.

More information at [APG home page] and [K9 Mail Google Code page].

[APG home page]:http://thialfihar.org/projects/apg/
[K9 Mail Google Code page]:http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/

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mercuryrising at hush

Aug 28, 2012, 4:49 PM

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Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg [In reply to]

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Thank you both for replying to my question about IPODs and Androids. It sounds like neither will work to be fully functional with gnupg or pgp then. Perhaps I should get a small laptop computer. I wonder if one of those small driveless computers and a USB storage device would work. I need an inexpensive solution for a friend.in Europe. Since Poland and the Ukraine are in the European Union there shouldn't be any problem using pgp for private communication among friends right? I have been using pgp since the 90's as a hobby and believe if privacy is not use it will be lost. I used to chat with Julf at Anon penit fi back then to but not with pgp.

Procopius

On Tue, Aug 28 at 02:04 PM (UTC), Mika Suomalainen <mkaysi [at] users> wrote:

> 28.08.2012 07:48, mercuryrising [at] hush kirjoitti:
> > Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public
> keys and
> > use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac
> OSX and
> > Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?
> >
>
> There is APG (Android Privacy Guard) in Google Play Store, which
> can
> be used by e.g. K9 Mail, which can sign, decrypt and encrypt
> messages.
> I am not sure can it generate keys, by itself, but it accepts
> keys
> created in gnupg.
>
> More information at [APG home page] and [K9 Mail Google Code
> page].
>
> [APG home page]:http://thialfihar.org/projects/apg/
> [K9 Mail Google Code page]:http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/
>
> --
> Mika Suomalainen
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ljrhurley at gmail

Aug 28, 2012, 5:42 PM

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Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg [In reply to]

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APG functions on android remarkably well, with key servers and key
generation features. The only thing missing that comes to mind is the
WOT side. As long as this is between friends, that becomes relatively
unnecessary. Also possible is to just import pre existing keys. Also of
interest would be whether sufficient entropy exists on the device to
actually generate a secure key, so caveat emptor, so to speak. Both
elgamal and rsa keys of up to unspecified sizes can be generated, but
the instructions within the app suggest 8192 at least; more than
sufficient. As noted in another reply, PGP/mime is not supported. That
functionality may be an issue, but given all three of the replies that
I've seen to your query (including mine) are inline, that shouldn't be a
problem with day to day operations.

Attachments do not have sigs produced for them when emailed, but you can
manually encrypt them using the APG app before attaching them to an
email. K-9 works well with that app. File compression and message
compression are both supported, most if not all of the encryption and
hashing algorithms commonly found in gnupg are incorporated, and the app
even supports ASCII armoured docs. All in all, an excellent tool.
Someone recently forked the APG app, around the same time I was looking
at doing the same, since the project has been inactive for nearly two
years. His name escapes me, but he also manages the ad-away app. Also,
The Guardian Project is porting gnupg.

All in all an excellent project, highly recommended.

//landon


- -------- Original Message --------
From: mercuryrising [at] hush
Sent: Tue Aug 28 19:49:57 EDT 2012
To: Mika Suomalainen <mkaysi [at] users>, gnupg-users [at] gnupg
Subject: Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg

Thank you both for replying to my question about IPODs and Androids. It
sounds like neither will work to be fully functional with gnupg or PGP
then. Perhaps I should get a small laptop computer. I wonder if one of
those small driveless computers and a USB storage device would work. I
need an inexpensive solution for a friend.in Europe. Since Poland and
the Ukraine are in the European Union there shouldn't be any problem
using PGP for private communication among friends right? I have been
using PGP since the 90's as a hobby and believe if privacy is not use
it will be lost. I used to chat with Julf at Anon penit fi back then to
but not with PGP.

Procopius

On Tue, Aug 28 at 02:04 PM (UTC), Mika Suomalainen
<mkaysi [at] users> wrote:

> 28.08.2012 07:48, mercuryrising [at] hush kirjoitti:
> > Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public
> keys and
> > use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac
> OSX and
> > Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?
> >
>
> There is APG (Android Privacy Guard) in Google Play Store, which
> can
> be used by e.g. K9 Mail, which can sign, decrypt and encrypt
> messages.
> I am not sure can it generate keys, by itself, but it accepts
> keys
> created in gnupg.
>
> More information at [APG home page] and [K9 Mail Google Code
> page].
>
> [APG home page]:http://thialfihar.org/projects/apg/
> [K9 Mail Google Code page]:http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/
>
> --
> Mika Suomalainen
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mercuryrising at hush

Aug 28, 2012, 10:01 PM

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Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg [In reply to]

I meant to say IPADs not IPODSProcopius
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On August 28, 2012 at 4:52 PM, mercuryrising [at] hush wrote:Thank you
both for replying to my question about IPODs and Androids. It sounds
like neither will work to be fully functional with gnupg or pgp then.
Perhaps I should get a small laptop computer. I wonder if one of
those small driveless computers and a USB storage device would work.
I need an inexpensive solution for a friend.in Europe. Since Poland
and the Ukraine are in the European Union there shouldn't be any
problem using pgp for private communication among friends right? I
have been using pgp since the 90's as a hobby and believe if privacy
is not use it will be lost. I used to chat with Julf at Anon penit fi
back then to but not with pgp.

Procopius

On Tue, Aug 28 at 02:04 PM (UTC), Mika Suomalainen wrote:

> 28.08.2012 07:48, mercuryrising [at] hush kirjoitti:
> > Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp private/public
> keys and
> > use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista, Mac
> OSX and
> > Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer platforms?
> >
>
> There is APG (Android Privacy Guard) in Google Play Store, which
> can
> be used by e.g. K9 Mail, which can sign, decrypt and encrypt
> messages.
> I am not sure can it generate keys, by itself, but it accepts
> keys
> created in gnupg.
>
> More information at [APG home page] and [K9 Mail Google Code
> page].
>
> [APG home page]:http://thialfihar.org/projects/apg/
> [K9 Mail Google Code page]:http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/
>
> --
> Mika Suomalainen


mercuryrising at hush

Sep 12, 2012, 4:35 PM

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Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg [In reply to]

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An old post from last year said:




On Wed, Aug 29 at 12:42 AM (UTC), Landon Hurley <ljrhurley [at] gmail> wrote:
_____________________________________________ Gnupg-users mailing list Gnupg-users [at] gnupg http://lists.gnupg.org/mailman/listinfo/gnupg-users

shavital at mac

Jan 23, 2011, 8:48 AM

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Re: Gpg for iPhone or iPad Remove Highlighting [In reply to]

Benjamin Donnachie wrote the following on 1/23/11 7:08 AM: > There's oPenPG Lite available from the App Store but it doesn't work > with my private key! YMMV of course! > > Ben

oPenGP Lite (couldn't find any version without the 'Lite'). This version works one way, it decrypts only, doesn't encrypt. This is a PGP Corporation (owned by Symantec now) App, hence the upper case PGP in oPenGP.

I don't know whether there is, or will be, a Mobile GnuPG what will work under iPhone or iPad iOS.

I generated on my Mac a new key pair (default RSA/RSA 2048). I didn't want to use my "regular" key.

Exported the secret key to the Mac's Desktop.

Connected the iPhone via iTunes (hardwired USB)

Imported the secret key to the iPhone via iTunes and an App called 'Files' <http://www.olivetoast.com/files/>.

In 'Files' I could see the key block, select all/copy.

Back to oPenGP, Import clipboard, ascertained that the key is now in the keyring.

Back to 'Files', set an access locked code. Checked that it works. Deleted the secret key keyblock.

Sent myself a test message encrypted with the public key of the above keypair.

Downloaded the e-mail in iPhone, select all/copy.

Back to oPenGP, Import/Decrypt Clipboard, enter the passphrase.

It works.

I don't feel at ease having my secret key in my iPhone, but i can learn to live with it, if I really want to use this iPhone feature. I'm not sure I want to.

Charly


So ios can use PGP on iphones and ipads?

What are the security issues? How safe is the private key and pass phrase on these devices?

Procopius


> APGW functions on android remarkabl
y well, with key servers and
> key
> generation features. The only thing missing that comes to mind
> is the
> WOT side. As long as this is between friends, that becomes
> relatively
> unnecessary. Also possible is to just import pre existing keys.
> Also of
> interest would be whether sufficient entropy exists on the
> device to
> actually generate a secure key, so caveat emptor, so to speak.
> Both
> elgamal and rsa keys of up to unspecified sizes can be
> generated, but
> the instructions within the app suggest 8192 at least; more
> than
> sufficient. As noted in another reply, PGP/mime is not
> supported. That
> functionality may be an issue, but given all three of the
> replies that
> I've seen to your query (including mine) are inline, that
> shouldn't be a
> problem with day to day operations.
>
> Attachments do not have sigs produced for them when emailed, but
> you can
> manually encrypt them using the APG app before attaching them to
> an
> email. K-9 works well with that app. File compression and
> message
> compression are both supported, most if not all of the
> encryption and
> hashing algorithms commonly found in gnupg are incorporated, and
> the app
> even supports ASCII armoured docs. All in all, an excellent
> tool.
> Someone recently forked the APG app, around the same time I was
> looking
> at doing the same, since the project has been inactive for
> nearly two
> years. His name escapes me, but he also manages the ad-away app.
> Also,
> The Guardian Project is porting gnupg.
>
> All in all an excellent project, highly recommended.
>
> //landon
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: mercuryrising [at] hush
> Sent: Tue Aug 28 19:49:57 EDT 2012
> To: Mika Suomalainen <mkaysi [at] users>,
> gnupg-users [at] gnupg
> Subject: Re: Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use
> gnupg
>
> Thank you both for replying to my question about IPODs and
> Androids. It
> sounds like neither will work to be fully functional with gnupg
> or PGP
> then. Perhaps I should get a small laptop computer. I wonder
> if one of
> those small driveless computers and a USB storage device would
> work. I
> need an inexpensive solution for a friend.in Europe. Since
> Poland and
> the Ukraine are in the European Union there shouldn't be any
> problem
> using PGP for private communication among friends right? I have
> been
> using PGP since the 90's as a hobby and believe if privacy is
> not use
> it will be lost. I used to chat with Julf at Anon penit fi back
> then to
> but not with PGP.
>
> Procopius
>
> On Tue, Aug 28 at 02:04 PM (UTC), Mika Suomalainen
> <mkaysi [at] users> wrote:
>
> > 28.08.2012 07:48, mercuryrising [at] hush kirjoitti:
> > > Can IPAD or ANDROID TABLETS create gnupgp
> private/public
> > keys and
> > > use gnupg or is that still relegated to Windows/Vista,
> Mac
> > OSX and
> > > Linux on desktop and laptop/notebook computer
> platforms?
> > >
> >
> > There is APG (Android Privacy Guard) in Google Play Store,
> which
> > can
> > be used by e.g. K9 Mail, which can sign, decrypt and
> encrypt
> > messages.
> > I am not sure can it generate keys, by itself, but it
> accepts
> > keys
> > created in gnupg.
> >
> > More information at [APG home page] and [K9 Mail Google
> Code
> > page].
> >
> > [APG home page]:http://thialfihar.org/projects/apg/
> > [K9 Mail Google Code
> page]:http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/
> >
> > --
> > Mika Suomalainen
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