File And Email Encryption With GnuPG (PGP)

    Date05 Apr 2004
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    File and mail security is easy to achieve with the right tools. PGP has proven itself the leader, and GnuPG is the tool of choice in the Linux world. Anyone who has read this column a while knows I'm a bit obsessive about crypto. With the speed of modern or even old processors, there's no reason that there should be any cleartext transmissions on the Internet at all. . . . File and mail security is easy to achieve with the right tools. PGP has proven itself the leader, and GnuPG is the tool of choice in the Linux world.

    Anyone who has read this column a while knows I'm a bit obsessive about crypto. With the speed of modern or even old processors, there's no reason that there should be any cleartext transmissions on the Internet at all.

    Over the next few articles, I'll cover PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and the GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) implementation of it.

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