Public Key

As a precaution against this blog being hacked or otherwise compromised, I’m planning to sign all of my posts with a self-signed RSA key. For those not familiar with encryption, suffice it to say that these signatures – when combined with the public key below – will allow others to verify that a given post was written by me without compromising my anonymity. For those who do understand encryption, you will need to perform the following steps to verify the text of each post:

  • Copy the post’s text – with any footnotes, but without the post’s title.
  • Strip out all HTML tags, including attributes.
  • Convert any HTML entities to their UTF-8 equivalent.
  • Remove all whitespace from the text, including spaces and line breaks.

The RSA key’s length is 4096 bits, the hash used is SHA-512, and all signatures (as well as the public key below) are encoded in base64.

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

At some point in the future, I hope to host a tool that will easily verify posts for any reader. In the meantime, however, this will have to suffice.

Last updated December 29, 2016.