Getting started with GPG (GnuPG)

    Date22 May 2020
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Want to learn how to encrypt or sign files using GNU Privacy Guard? Check out this helpful tutorial.

    GnuPG, also known as GPG, can be used to encrypt files for confidentiality or sign files for integrity and authenticity. This article explores the minimum commands needed to encrypt a file or check a signature.

    GnuPG, is a tool that is compliant with the OpenPGP Internet standard described in RFC4880 and which is used for secure communication and data storage. It has a robust key management system and integrates easily with other applications. In addition to encrypting and signing data, it provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell (ssh).

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