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Secure Your Data with PGP — GPG November 2, 2010

Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Linux.

You may already know that encryption is the process whereby codes are used to attempt to conceal the meaning of a message. PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a digital data encryption program created by Phil Zimmermann . GPG is the GNU implementation of the open-PGP project . The creator of PGP targeted to promote awareness of the privacy issue in a digital age.  Protecting one’s privacy is nothing new.  It has, however, become more urgent today because of the ease with which digital data (information in databases, e-mail, and so forth) can be accessed, intercepted and monitored.  It is also not unusual for sensitive information, transmitted or stored in digital form, to accidentally become public knowledge.  Once data is in digital form, it’s a bit like a greased pig.  You can get your hands on it, but you can’t hold onto it because digital data is so easily duplicated and shared.  This is why more and more organizations are looking to encrypt all their information.

These two screencast are a good introduction to GPG and how to implement it on your Linux box .

Secure Your Data with PGP, Part 1

Secure Your Data with PGP, Part 2 :



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