Google Plans To Launch An Easy-To-Use Chrome Plug-In For Email Encryption Soon

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  1. ronjor

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    That is very welcome news :thumb:

    I trust that private keys will remain local. Yes?

    And yes, I could compile it ...
     
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    It would be welcome, hopefully someone will copy them, no way I'm using Crome until they:
    1) Stop using malware distribution techniques (bundle and accept by default).
    2) Properly support certificate revocation checks.

    I'm to offended by their virus like distribution to even consider Chrome.
     
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    End-To-End.

    Note: The above web page link includes the End-To-End Chrome Extension FAQs (Using End-To-End, Technical, JavaScript Crypto, and Bugs).

    -- Tom
     
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    End-To-End doesn't support RSA keys, only EC keys, unless you import RSA keys from other software.

    There is also the Mailvelope extension which is available for Chrome and Firefox.
     
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    I'll wait for a Firefox version, if any. Nevertheless, good news.
     
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    Reading that, I don't see a clear statement about where Bob's private key is stored. It says that "Bob needs to register with a Key Directory" and that "the Key Directory publishes Bob's email address and a Public Key". But it doesn't specify whether Bob or the Key Directory generates the key pair, and whether the Key Directory has the private key, perhaps (like ProtonMail) encrypted with a passphrase that only Bob knows.
     
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