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Update to GnuPG 2.1 or better – “Wot? No secret key?”

October 9th, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

The “decryption failed: no secret key” message after upgrading to the latest and greatest GnuPG (i.e. 2.1 or later) can make your heart stop for a moment. But do not despair! Before trying out all the intertwined sequences of commands out there, or even worse generating new keys, you may be safe, and up&running within a few moments with our simple hint.

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Gatekeeper Keeps Some Gates Open (Still)

August 7th, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

Gatekeeper Icon (c) 2012 Apple, Inc.

While Apple is miles away from the former heights of the “Get a Mac” campaign with its new Genius TV ads (I fully concur with Ken Segall’s assessment that  this is a long time low in Apple’s TV ads btw.), Mountain Lion’s new Gatekeeper feature might still give the old “Get a Mac” security ad a whole new twist. Apple will want to be cautious to not overdo it when tightening security. But I’m sure they will observe the basic rule of secure system design: “Don’t try to be too secure.”

In updating the ComposeIT mail plug-in, we did however discover some things about Gatekeeper and sandboxing which we thought might be of interest.  (more…)