Fun things you can do with a PGP/GnuPG key

When I was asked "What else can you do with a OpenPGP/GnuPG key beyond the normal signing/encrypting of files and e-mail messages?", I thought about it and came up with a couple of ideas... but the question continued to nag at me and I finally decided to do a 5-minute "lightning talk" at an OCLUG meeting in February 2004 to discuss the topic.

With the help of some other folks who commented on an article I posted at, I have come up with a list of ideas for ways to use your OpenPGP/PGP/GnuPG key beyond the normal signing/encrypting files and e-mail.

Now for those folks who are interested in the whole Web of Trust and/or statistics around the keys, there are certainly these options:

Feedback and suggestions are very welcome. If you have other ideas for how to use a OpenPGP/PGP/GnuPG key, please e-mail me. I am particularly interested in suggestions for "regular" computer users (i.e. not necessarily developers but just average computer users).

Copyright 2004 Dan York