Vincent Yu

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Email: v@v-yu.com
Public keys: OpenPGP (SKS) | Root CA

Starting fall 2017, I will be a PhD student in statistics at the math department of UC San Diego.


Gmane's web interface has gone down, which broke a link to a ring signature specification that I wrote in 2014 as a proposed extension to OpenPGP. If you are looking for it, here's an archived copy. I've put this on indefinite hold, but I think it can still be useful if implemented. However, I am hoping that a more modern protocol, like Saltpack, will come to replace the aging OpenPGP (which is under revision). At the moment, if you want two-party designated-verifier encrypted messages using only OpenPGP, I suggest wrapping messages in symmetric encryption with a mutually-authenticated shared secret key before encrypting (asymmetrically) for the recipient.


I have taken down all my servers as I no longer have time to maintain them. They will not reappear and the subdomains will never be reused.

I maintain two servers that provide a few public services; you may freely use these services.

  • zinc.v-yu.com (188.138.9.208) is in Strasbourg, France, and runs:
  • iron.v-yu.com (199.217.118.169) is in St. Louis, MO, and is currently down from hard drive failure.