What is PGP? How can I get one?

Kevin Richards

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Hi,

I am reading about PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and I want pretty good privacy but I don't know much about PGP as it is seems complex to me and how can I get one? how does it works?
 

lxskllr

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It can be used to encrypt documents and folders also. It's useful to have aside from email.

Email is a lost cause for privacy. Getting non-techies on board with encryption a la pgp is only slightly easier than explaining quantum physics to your cat, and still has a meta data issue.
 
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PliotronX

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It can be used to encrypt documents and folders also. It's useful to have aside from email.

Email is a lost cause for privacy. Getting non-techies on board with encryption a la pgp is only slightly easier than explaining quantum physics to your cat, and still has a meta data issue.
The way I've approached it is by first introducing users to S/MIME digital signatures and it also gives a chance to save public keys into contacts they wish to encrypt with in the future, then the second phase is hitting that encrypt button :) I don't like the cloud storage type services that require creating an account to view messages but they have benefits.
 

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