PGP is dead! Long live PGP? Maybe

    Date05 Mar 2002
    CategoryCryptography
    3110
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A week ago, on Feb. 26, Network Associates (NAI) sent an e-mail to some of its customers announcing that it had killed the PGP Desktop Security product line. This, ladies and gentlemen, is very grim news indeed. Why do I care about PGP Desktop? Because it's a critical software package for me, and presumably for many of you as well.. . . A week ago, on Feb. 26, Network Associates (NAI) sent an e-mail to some of its customers announcing that it had killed the PGP Desktop Security product line. This, ladies and gentlemen, is very grim news indeed. Why do I care about PGP Desktop? Because it's a critical software package for me, and presumably for many of you as well.

    Pretty Good Privacy has long been assimilated into Network Associates, but its roots as a countercultural tool are still widely known. Some had considered NAI's rendition of the PGP products tainted by their commercial association, especially after Phil Zimmerman, PGP's progenitor, left the company. But the products have remained very good, and they fill a need.

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