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Technical support / Re: PGP/GPG Help Thread
« on: July 01, 2011, 05:22 pm »
There are probably other members better equipped to answer your questions, but here's what I can tell you.

1) It's not simple.  I recommend reading the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography
but basically pgp allows you to scramble (encrypt) data with a persons "public key" so that only they can unscramble (decrypt) it with their private key.

2) Typically sellers will publish their public key so that buyers can encrypt messages and their mailing address so that only the seller can decrypt and read it.

3) If you want encrypted messages sent to you, you need to generate a pgp key pair (public and private keys) and give your public key to anyone sending you messages.

4) Encryption is built in to tor so that all traffic from your tor browser to the Silk Road hidden service is encrypted.  All data is stored encrypted at Silk Road, so there is never a point where the data is not encrypted except when it is displayed in your browser.  However, using pgp gives you yet another layer of protection so that even if Silk Road was compromised somehow (e.g. we were coerced into decrypting the server), your message or address would still be encrypted and only decryptable by your specific vendor.

5) Don't know.  Gnu Privacy Assistant (GPA) seems to be a popular encryption software for widows and linux and a good place to start.

Technical support / Re: Why aren't my listings showing up?
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:57 pm »
If you don't log in for 48 hours, your account automatically goes on vacation.  Check your settings page.

we don't support images yet, but feel free to post links to image hosting sites like isiredsami mentioned for now.

occasionally a deposit won't come through.  We've had the most trouble with deposits coming from Virwox.  Deposits can take up to two hours to process.  If it takes longer than six hours, then something is wrong and you should contact us on the main site with the bitcoin address you sent your coins to.

Technical support / Re: Problem
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:21 pm »
Our messaging system is very basic and we haven't gotten around to adding features like this.  We will eventually, though.

Silk Road discussion / New seller accounts
« on: June 26, 2011, 05:37 pm »
Hash: SHA1

Hey gang,
As some of you noticed, we shut down new seller accounts briefly, but have now opened them up again.  This time, we are limiting the supply of new seller accounts and auctioning them off to the highest bidders.  Our hope is that by doing this, only the most professional and committed sellers will have access to seller accounts.  For the time being, we will be releasing one new seller account every 48 hours, though this is subject to change.  If you want to become a seller on Silk Road, click "become a seller" at the bottom of the homepage, read the seller contract and the Seller's Guide, click "I agree" at the bottom, and then you'll be taken to the bidding page.  Here, you should enter the maximum bid you are willing to make for your account upgrade.  The system will automatically outbid the next highest bidder up to this amount.  If anything is unclear, just drop us a line.  Good luck!
Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32)


Technical support / Re: CP
« on: June 25, 2011, 05:25 pm »
we have a strict, no cp policy and will get some moderators set up asap.

Feature requests / Re: Proposal for Feedback Authenticity Rating
« on: June 22, 2011, 07:43 pm »
yea, great ideas.  I don't think the simple rating system we've been using will hold up much longer. 

Silk Road discussion / Re: Keep your guard up
« on: June 22, 2011, 02:41 am »
It was a disturbed angry person that will hopefully just go away :(

If you send less than the deposit, then it will clear after 6 hours.  if you send more or the correct amount, it will clear after 6 confirmations, but there can be up to a 20 minute delay.  Just send the amount it says and don't worry about fees or anything :)

Silk Road discussion / Keep your guard up
« on: June 22, 2011, 01:49 am »
Hi everyone,
Things are going really well here.  There are many new buyers and sellers working well together, our servers are secure and humming along, and you may even start to feel comfortable.  DO NOT get comfortable!  This is not wal-mart, or even amazon.com.  It is the wild west and there are as many crooks as there are honest businessmen and women.  Keep your guard up and be safe, even paranoid.  If you buy from someone without reputation, get to know them really well through pm, and even then be suspicious.  Unfortunately it only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, and there are bad apples out there.  We've received some threatening messages and just want everyone to stay alert and careful.

Silk Road discussion / Re: PGP signed admin messages
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:32 pm »
(You should really not sign it with your public key as that would defeat the purpose of signing as since your private key is not known to us.)

tl;dr: You sign with the private key, which we can read with your public key.
/PGP lesson

Great policy.

are you sure this is incorrect?  I used the GNU Privacy Assistant wizard to do it.

yea, it's built into smf, just put a fake address

Technical support / Re: Can't reply in threads
« on: June 19, 2011, 10:23 pm »
is this still happening?  we made some adjustments and can't reproduce the error anymore.

Silk Road discussion / PGP signed admin messages
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:03 pm »
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Major announcements will, from now on, be signed using the Silk Road public key that has been on the Silk Road user page (https://ianxz6zefk72ulzz.onion.to/index.php/silkroad/user/1) since the beginning of the site.  This will allow you to verify that the site wasn't taken over somehow, unless our private key is compromised of course.  We'll occasionally make a signed post on this thread if there are no announcements for a while :)
Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32)


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