Kevin Andrew Lipscomb

PGP Keys

PGP is a standard and a protocol for cryptographic digital communication. It allows people to authenticate each others' messages and files, and to communicate privately with each other. It involves the use of key pairs -- each user has a secret key and a public key. To get my public keys (and to be reasonably certain that they're actually mine), follow the directions below.

For more information, read the Pretty Good Privacy Wikipedia article, then either:

Verify that the following icon link leads to "" -- the address of a worldwide set of randomly (and sometimes slow) responding keyservers.  An attacker would have to hack the entire set to completely assume my "PGP identity", by which time I would probably have replaced this page with an appropriate warning.

Your PGP documentation describes how to add this key to your key ring.

RSA Public Key (RSA logo)
My current PGP Public Key

Once you have my key on your key ring, compare its properties to the table below.

  KeyID:    0xF7FD5226
  Type:     RSA
  Size:     4096/4096
  Created:  2008-01-15
  Expires:  Never
  Cipher:   AES-256
     3647 D239 A11A 2B2F 916E
     1B74 8524 F339 F7FD 5226

Note that the following older keys are now obsolete and useless:

  KeyID:    0x4947E49B
  Type:     DH/DSS
  Size:     2048/1024
  Created:  1998-04-16
  Expires:  Never
  Cipher:   CAST
     A618 3D5E 1C4E E31E 4709
     8989 8E45 139B 4947 E49B
  KeyID:        0xCF6C994D
  Type:         RSA
  Size:         1024
  Created:      1996-07-27
  Expires:      Never
  Cipher:       IDEA
     AFAA E958 34CE C249
     5193 E35D 323E 0255
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