Using the GNU Privacy Guard

Thursday, 4 March 2004, 11:41 AM EST

Tonight we will investigate the gnupg utility (version 1.07). I will be running it on an OpenBSD 3.2 system but, as usual, any unix-like system should not display any significant differences. I will assume that GPG is already installed.

The GNU Privacy Guard can be regarded as a complete replacement for the popular PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software. The difference between the two is that GnuPG is Open Source while PGP is not. In particular, GnuPG does not use the patented IDEA algorithm.

By Peter Matulis at papamike.ca

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