[Greasemonkey] somebody got too much time on his hand? try this.
(was Re: Hooking into Gmail)
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Mon Aug 22 15:04:06 EDT 2005
Stephan Walter wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Here is something I wanted to implement, but never quite had the
> time, but maybe someone else finds the idea interesting:
> In 3 words: PGP for Gmail
> done, see http://www.hanewin.de/encrypt/main.htm This is for
> encryption, so one would have to write the decryption and the key
> handling code. And then you'd have to hack it into the Gmail
> interface, but there is already a lot of stuff being done about
> Keys of other people could be fetched from a keyserver with an
> xmlhttprequest and then stored in the contact list. One problem
> would be storing one's own private key securely...
> What do you think about it? Possible? (don't tell me it would be
> hard, I can guess that much :-)
> Cheers, Stephan
I've already done some work on it. For now, it's on the back burner
somewhere. Simply finding all the relevant standards was a
challenge. I want easy, cross-browser form signing, so it does need to
be completely in JS.
As someone mentioned elsewhere, you could easily write a GPG-based
extension. This is the approach taken by Enigmail (PGP for
Thunderbird and Seamonkey). Enigmail is pretty complicated, but I
think you could get away with something simpler.
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