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 Post subject: WinGPG (crap freeware)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:21 pm 
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I did a whole writeup on this but sadly had some data loss and it looks like I lost all my notes. The short version is that it wasn't portable and there were some minor program bugs that will probably make me stick with GPG4USB.

Still, I'm very excited to see this and hope the next release takes a solid step forward.

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http://scand.com/products/wingpg/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/E ... nGPG.shtml

EDIT 1: I was able to pull up the old settings as I hadn't cleared them off yet: it writes to \AppData

EDIT 2: The group behind this has been contacted on this point.

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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG - system-tray public key security
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:25 pm 
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WinGPG update is out finally with portable versions for both 32 and 64 bit.

https://scand.com/products/wingpg/

Great news. I really liked the design of this program and hoping the minor bugs I described previously have been resolved. I also hope they get a github (or similar) page to transparently track issues.

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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG - system-tray public key security
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Great news, indeed. Now on my testing q... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG - system-tray public key security
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Short version: stay away. Many, many problems here.

1. I contacted the authors with a very basic request and got essentially a spam email.


2. I retested this program on Win7x86 and had a host of issues:

* Hot keys didn't work.
* Created a keypair, it forgot about them in the middle of testing.
* Tried to sign a file. It defaulted to files that ended in .GPG, which makes no sense.
* Signed a file without a .GPG file extension and it just encrypted it.
* The program gpg-agent.exe won't close after the program is closed


3. Portability: Not portable. Writes keys locally but writes settings to the registry.


Barring something unexpected, this will be the last time I post about this particular program or anything else from "Scand". It's a shame too because there's not much in the way of portable GPG freeware. GPG4USB is getting older and may not be compatible with newer versions.

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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG (crap freeware)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Midas wrote:
Short version: stay away. Many, many problems here.


Wow. Good to know about this. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG (crap freeware)
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Sad. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG (crap freeware)
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Midas wrote:
Sad. :cry:

Agreed. I think really the only way forward on this is to work with the official GPG team on their portable option. I don't know that I'll have bandwidth to take that on as a project, but maybe I can retest their system and nag the developers a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: WinGPG (crap freeware)
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If you keep us posted, we might even be able to weigh in a little... :?


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