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OpenPGP Implemented In JavaScript 167

angry tapir writes with this excerpt from Tech World: "Researchers from German security firm Recurity Labs have released a JavaScript implementation of the OpenPGP specification that allows users to encrypt and decrypt webmail messages. Called GPG4Browsers, the tool functions as an extension for Google Chrome and now is capable of working with GMail." A quick gander at the source leaves me with the impression that it should be more or less portable to other browsers. It's also built using a lot of off-the-shelf Javascript libraries. (Who knew Javascript had a bignum library and a number of cipher implementations?)
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OpenPGP Implemented In JavaScript

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  • by Pieroxy (222434) on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @05:37AM (#38133806) Homepage

    I want to know who at Teh Google screwed that one up !!

    Some group of bears maybe?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @07:37AM (#38134326)

    The short book, JavaScript: The Good Parts, by Douglas Crockford ....

    A book on JavaScipt's good parts is short?! I am shocked, sir!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @07:47AM (#38134374)

    So where do the keys get stored?

    They get stored in the Article.

    does that mean that you can only store keys per domain?

    That is also in the Article.

    And what stops a compromised site from lifting your keys while it's about encrypting or signing a message for you?

    Try reading the Article.

    I think for reasons of trust that if you were to use js PGP

    And I think that before you start spouting off with an opinion, maybe you should, you know, read the article so you have a clue what the fuck you're talking about.

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