Contact Me Securely

Use one of these three ways to contact me securely since you never, ever, want to email anyone your private, confidential or important information (unless you use #3 below) since email is NOT a reliably secure method to send stuff you need protected. (To find my public key, see "3b" below).

1) Secure Contact Form - Security Level: Good

WHEN TO USE THIS OPTION: Use my secure contact form when you just want to send me a quick note and minimal security is acceptable.

HOW IT WORKS: When you send me a message using my contact form your entry is secure (this entire website uses SSL) but the content of your message travels across the internet in the clear. Why? It's because sending anything via email that is not end-to-end encrypted can be captured in transit.

If your message to me doesn't require a high level of confidentiality (or doesn't have anything like usernames and passwords in it) this method of contacting me is perfect.

2) Send Text & Files Securely - Security Level: Strong

WHEN TO USE THIS OPTION: You would use this form if you want to send me a long note with passwords or other sensitive or confidential information in it, or you want to upload and send digital files of some kind to me.

HOT IT WORKS: This form is MUCH more secure since nothing you send me is delivered over email—it is sent to my web server and stored until I securely login and access it (and then delete it)—and again, this entire website uses SSL so what you enter in to this form is secure.

You can sign in to the form using this password: 2sjb which, by the way, is only in place so I can keep out the automated spammers from finding, and spamming me, via the form.

3) Secure Email - Security Level: Strongest

WHEN TO USE THIS OPTION: If you must be 100% certain of end-to-end security for your communication OR file-sending to me, please contact me using one of these three end-to-end secure email methods:

End-to-end encryption means that no one but the intended recipient can read the message

End-to-end encryption means that no one but the intended recipient can read the message

a) THE BEST (AND EASIEST) METHOD: Unless you're a technical user, it's easiest and best just to send an email to my ProtonMail account: steve.borsch (at) protonmail.com. That said, do not send your email from an insecure email account!

Instead, get a free secure account of your own. An easy way to do that is by taking 5 minutes to sign up for a free ProtonMail account solely for the purpose of sending and receiving secure emails. Once your free account is set up, your ProtonMail-to-my-ProtonMail email will be fully encrypted from end-to-end (read more about ProtonMail's security model here) and this is the most secure method.

HOW IT WORKS: Anything you send from a ProtonMail account (including attachments) is encrypted before it leaves your web browser and is only decrypted when I login to ProtonMail to read it.

 

b) THE MORE TECHNICAL METHOD: If you are already a sophisticated user of encryption, below is my ProtonMail public key for you to use but please note: This is for my address steve.borsch (at) pm.me (the short domain for ProtonMail) and only incoming messages in inline OpenPGP format are currently supported by ProtonMail (inline PGP enables attachments to also be encrypted).

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Version: OpenPGP.js v3.1.3
Comment: https://openpgpjs.org

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