Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 20:26:38 UTC 2009
Pretty Good Privacy or PGP is a system to encode a message so that
only you or another person you give the right to, can decode the
message. I was looking around with Google and discovered that
www.pgp.com was there but they will only sell you a version for like
$250.00 for Windows.
Just on a lark I tried $ sudo aptitude install pgp and it did! I had
to search around to find any information but then found man pgpgpg and
it has most of what you need. I found out how to make me a new Public
and Private key which I did and did decode a file I have in my computer.
This is a Command Line version of PGP and it is designed to be used
by business. You can build up a system that encodes outgoing email and
decodes incoming mail that you have on your key ring.
There are a few things nice about this version. The software runs on
Ubuntu. It never gets out of date. It is free of all cost. You can use
it as much as you please.
And you can get it back if you hard drive crashes.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
PGP 4208 4D6E 595F 22B9 FF1C ECB6 4A3C 2C54 FE23 53A7
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