Free Video Tutorial: Sign + Encrypt Email and Files on Mac - GPGTools - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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Without being overly dramatic, recent events have shown that your private data may not be as private as you think. Storing any unencrypted data or emails on remote services may eventually be accessed and read by official and unofficial prying eyes.

The tutorial takes you through the simple process of installing the Open Sourced GPGTools including GPG Mail 2. Its much simpler to setup than you might think, and once setup, signing and encrypting email is as easy as clicking a button.

Even if you don't intend to encrypt all your emails, the tutorial shows you how to get your own public and private keys, so other people can send you signed and encrypted emails and files.

This week, I demonstrate just how easy it is to digitally sign and encrypt your email with a strong 2048-bit RSA key, so you can prove who sent it and restrict decoding to just those you intend. Not just emails, I also show you how to sign and encrypt files too, all by the use of a simple suite of tools.

The full tutorial covers:

  • GPG Tools

    • Installation
    • Generating a Key Pair
    • Sending an Encrypted & Signed Email
    • Searching For Public Keys
    • GPG Suite Preferences
    • Adding Multiple eMail Addresses to a Key
    • Using OpenPGP Services
    • GPGTools Wrap Up
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Video Tutorial Comments

(2 comments posted)

Lee Z.

Happy to have tutorials on security related apps. Thanks.

Tim Evans

I agree. I'd really love to have a lot more security based tutorials now that the NSA and GCHQ have been shown to be abusing digital privacy in such a prolific way.

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