GnuPG


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GnuPG

(GNU Privacy Guard) The Free Software Foundation (FSF) equivalent of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Based on the OpenPGP standard, encrypted GnuPG data can be decrypted by PGP and vice versa. See PGP, OpenPGP and GNU General Public License.
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Like PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), GnuPG is an encryption software, implementing the Specifications for Pretty Good Privacy (OpenPGP) according to RFC 4880 of the Internet standard setting body IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).
Like PGP, GnuPG uses a hybrid encryption process to this end consisting of the transfer of a public key for encryption and of a private key for decryption.
We continue to encourage and support the use of GnuPG as a convenient way to improve the security and privacy of communications.
CoreLabs discovered that the scripts and applications using GnuPG are prone to a vulnerability involving incorrect verification of signatures.
To address this vulnerability, users of scripts and applications using GnuPG should immediately upgrade to the latest versions of GnuPG and Enigmail, which are available at:
Werner Koch, developer of GnuPG, is the other founding member of freenigma.
Because GnuPG does not use patented algorithms, it can be used without any restrictions.