PGP

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

pretty good privacyShort for Pretty Good Privacy, PGP was freeware released in 1991 by Philip Zimmermann that is a public key encryption and decryption solution. PGP is now a product of PGP Corporation and still a widely used encryption tool. After its initial release, the U.S. government filed charges against Philip alleging he broke U.S. encryption laws. These charges were later dropped.

Today, PGP can be used for encrypting and decrypting any text, e-mail, directories, or partitions.

Computer Hope public key

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: BCPG C# v1.6.1.0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=D+fv
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

Creating a private and public PGP key

To create a personal set of PGP keys to encrypt and decrypt messages, you can use the iGolder PGP Freeware Tools. On this website, you can also encrypt a message using a public key and decrypt using your private key and private key passphrase.

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