Facebook encrypts notification emails to users with PGP

Jun

2

2015

Users that choose, Facebook notification emails can be encrypted to their address using PGP. To that end they have to configure your own PGP public key and add them to their Facebook account.

Users can add the PGP key at the about-page of their Facebook profile and thereby enable the ability to encrypt notification emails. Then they have to prove they can actually open the encrypted e-mail to ensure that Facebook sends them encrypted notification emails in the future. The new functionality is to be used immediately, according to the announcement of Facebook.

If a user has a PGP key adds to his Facebook profile, which has the advantage that other users can see the PGP key at ‘over’ page. And they can both see the fingerprint as the integral key. It concerns only the public key, which the caller needs to encrypt a message.

Users have to configure your own PGP installation and create a PGP key pair. In addition they must be careful that they do not accidentally upload the private key to Facebook; with the aid of which key is mail for that user to decrypt after all.

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