Notes from my GNUPG talk

Monday, 19. October 2009

What is GNUPG?

GNUPG is the open source alternative to PGP. It allows you to sign and / or encrypt digital information that you are sending to others. They then can verify / decrypt the data. It uses the asymmetric cryptography model for signing data and can use both symmetric and asymmetric cryptography for data encryption.

Why use GNUPG

GNUPG creates an additional layer of security and authenticity of data that you transmit or receive. This helps verify and protect your identity on the web. Using GNUPG for encryption also protects sensitive information during transmission to others, as well as protecting data on storage media.

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