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Linux.com: Secure Communication with GnuPG on Linux

Dec 17, 2000, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"GnuPG is a tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP. Because it does not use the patented IDEA algorithm, it can be used without any restrictions. GnuPG uses public-key cryptography so that users may communicate securely. In a public-key system, each user has a pair of keys consisting of a private key and a public key. A user's private key is kept secret; it need never be revealed. The public key may be given to anyone with whom the user wants to communicate."

"...Anybody who is cautious about security must use GnuPG. It is one of the best open source software which has all the functions for encryption and decryption for all your secure data and can be used without any restrictions as it is under GNU General Public License. It can be used to send encrypted mail messages, files and documents for security. It can also be used to transmit files and important documents through network securely."

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