@Gina I personally like picturing the public key as a padlock better. But destilling the asymmetric encryption down to a easy to understand image is hard.
@Gina Yeah, but there might be a troublemaker squirrel doing a man-in-the-middle attack.
@Gina Is that supposed to be the CIA who put a keylogger on your system? 🙂
@Gina Somewhere around here I have a signed copy of the PGP users guide from the mid 90's when we all were running it under MSDOS. Phil spoke at a local library and we went to hear him speak.
I always imagine a public key already being a safe, the case where you put stuff inside, and the private key is the key to open that safe.
@Gina Nah! You just wanted to get more cat and dog images onto Fosstodon. 🙀🐶
That graphic is ridiculously unrealistic. There is no way a cat would say hello to a dog.
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