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[liberationtech] pgp message encryption and decrypion using just a browser

Danny O'Brien DObrien at cpj.org
Sat Sep 25 00:00:13 PDT 2010


This really isn't what you want Frank (at all!), but its bizarreness plus tangential connection to your question was too good to miss:

http://www.links.org/?p=993

It's TLS (including client-side certificates), re-implemented in in-browser Javascript. Ben's point is that such an implementation allows greater experimentation with security UI, which I think everyone agrees is the current Hard Problem.

d.

On Sep 23, 2010, at 11:08 PM, Frank Corrigan wrote:

> For some time I have been investigating the availability of web pages
> that provide easy to use password creation and message encryption
> functions, which only depend upon web browsers inbuilt javascript
> capabilities and can therefore be downloaded and used off line. And
> works across all common OSs and browsers.
> 
> Examples are 
> https://www.pwdhash.com 
> as one of many options for password creation 
> 
> and http://www.hanewin.net/encrypt/PGcrypt.htm 
> to encrypt messages using a recipients pgp Public key.
> 
> The help I am requesting is whether anyone knows of an online resource,
> that meets the above criteria, that can not only encrypt text using a
> pgp Public key but also has a facility to decrypt a pgp message with the
> recipients Private key? 
> 
> I am aware of FireGPG:
> http://getfiregpg.org/s/home
> 
> which is excellent, though sadly now discontinued, but it is tied to
> Fire Fox through an add-on and it's functions are dependent upon a local
> install of GPG.
> 
> Thanks
> Frank
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