There was a defect in the last build that seemed to be causing problems for a few users. If you attempted to write to the local database while the program is on a read only medium (like the compressed disk image NouveauPG is distributed in) the write failed silently and users were left wondering why they could not import or create PGP key pairs.
As of version 1.01b, NouveauPG displays a dialog when a write fails and no longer gives any indication that the operation succeeded. Apparently this distribution method is confusing for some, but I have decided to stay with compressed disk images because it seems to be the standard (outside of the app store, of course). Although this method is more confusing, it has always been a goal of this project to produce an application bundle that can be shuffled between computers on removable media.
I have tried to illustrate the installation process below. I appreciate those that have provided feedback, I don’t think I would have found this bug on my own.
OpenPGP is the de facto standard from keeping your address out of the hands of the site operators or whoever takes control of their servers. NouveauPG can encrypt, decrypt, and keep track of your OpenPGP data in one window.
This is a quick guide to using NouveauPG to encrypt your address when ordering on dark net marketplaces.
First, find the public key certificate of your vendor. It is usually on the vendor’s profile page. Copy it to the clipboard. Now press the “Import from Clipboard” button in the NouveauPG window.
If all goes well you should see a dialog asking you if you want to import the public key. This will keep the public key saved inside NouveauPG so you can send more encrypted messages without importing the key again. If you are having issues importing a certificate, please e-mail me the certificate, or at least the client version.
Press “New Message” and write your address.
After you finish writing your message, make sure you have selected the correct recipient using the encryption recipient menu shown above. If you cannot find your intended recipient in the menu, import their public key certificate. Press “Encrypt” when you have selected a recipient.
Now you have an encrypted copy of your address. Now you can breathe a little easier the next time a market you use disappears.