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PGP 6.5.1 has been released

Jul 08, 1999, 07:31 (8 Talkback[s])

Cody Brownstein posted to BUGTRAQ:

http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html

NEW FEATURES IN 6.5.1

PGPnet. PGPnet is a landmark product in the history of PGP. PGPnet secures all TCP/IP communications between itself and any other machine running PGPnet. PGPnet has been successfully tested with Cisco routers(requires Cisco IOS 12.0(4) or later with IPSec TripleDES), Linux FreeS/WAN, and many others.

Self-Decrypting Archives. You may now encrypt files or folders into Self-Decrypting Archives (SDA) which can be used by users who do not even have PGP. The archives are completely independent of any application, compressed and protected by PGP's strong cryptography.

Integrated PGP Command Line. This version incorporates the popular command line version of PGP for Windows platforms. This product provides you a convenient way to integrate PGP with other Windows applications and automated processes on your desktop system. Please note that this is intended for single user/workstation use. For use on servers, customers are required to purchase the PGP Command Line/Batch Server product. Please contact your local Network Associates Sales representative for more information.

Automated Freespace Wiping. PGP's Freespace Wipe feature now allows you to use the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule periodic secure wiping of the freespace on your disk.

Hotkeys. The Use Current Window feature has been significantly enhanced by the addition of Hotkeys. By pressing the configured key combination, the Encrypt/Decrypt/Sign functions can be automatically invoked in zero clicks without using PGPtray.

Fingerprint Word List. When verifying a PGP public key fingerprint, you can now choose to view the fingerprint as a word list instead of hexadecimal characters. The word list in the fingerprint text box is made up of special authentication words that PGP uses and are carefully selected to be phonetically distinct and easy to understand without phonetic ambiguity.

Support for Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express 5.0. This version of PGP adds support for sending and receiving encrypted e-mail in Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express 5.0.

HTTP Proxy Support. If you are behind a corporate firewall with an HTTP proxy server, PGP now supports accessing HTTP keyservers through the proxy. To use this feature, you must configure the proxy server address in your Internet Explorer preferences.

Smart Word Wrapping. The word wrapping in PGP now automatically rewraps paragraphs and even quoted paragraphs resulting in much cleaner signed messages.

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Cody Brownstein
cbrownst@mediaone.net