"If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy!"
Philip R. Zimmermann
(creator of PGP).
PGP can be downloaded FREE from The International PGP Home Page
from outside the U.S. and Canada, and the
within the U.S. and Canada.
PGP, originally from Phil Zimmermann's Pretty Good Software, is a high security cryptographic software application for Amiga, Atari, BeOS, EPOC (Psion etc.), MacOS, MS-DOS, Newton, OS/2, PalmOS, Unix, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98/NT, Windows ME, Windows XP, and other computers. PGP allows people to exchange files or messages with privacy, authentication, and convenience. Privacy means that only those intended to receive a message can read it. Authentication means that messages that appear to be from a particular person can only have originated from that person. Convenience means that privacy and authentication are provided without the hassels of managing keys associated with conventional cryptographic software. No secure channels are needed to exchange keys between users, which makes PGP much easier to use. This is because PGP is based on a powerful new technology called public key cryptography.
In public key cryptosystems, everyone has two related complementary keys, a publicly revealed key and a secret key (also frequently called a private key). Each key unlocks the code that the other key makes. Knowing the public key does not help you deduce the corresponding secret key. The public key can be published and widely disseminated across a communications network. This protocol provides privacy without the need for the same kind of secure channels that a conventional cryptosystem requires. Anyone can use a recipient's public key to encrypt a message to that person, and that recipient uses her own corresponding secret key to decrypt that message. No one but the recipient can decrypt it, because no one else has access to that secret key. Not even the person who encrypted the message can decrypt it. Message authentication is also provided. The sender's own secret key can be used to encrypt a message, thereby signing it. This creates a digital signature of a message, which the recipient (or anyone else) can check by using the sender's public key to decrypt it. This proves that the sender was the true originator of the message, and that the message has not been subsequently altered by anyone else, because the sender alone possesses the secret key that made that signature.
Phil Zimmermann has had a falling out at Network Associates who bought PGP in 1997. Phil is headed towards Dublin, Ireland based
as their chief cryptologist. With Phil onboard, we strongly recommend that you take a good look at HushMail.
Zimmermann, who released PGP 10 years ago FREE to the public, swears that the latest PGP released on his watch, PGP 8.0 - PGP 8.0 is the first PGP version that fully supports Windows XP and Mac OS X - doesn't have any "back doors", as if to imply that PGP "may" have back doors friendly to the terrocrats sometime in the future after his departure at Network Associates!
We therefore strongly suggest that you download PGP 8.0 now, before any possible back doors are placed in future PGP releases without your knowledge.
Download the latest version of PGP. Select the International or US version:
Both the US and International versions of PGP use full-strength, unencumbered 128-bit encryption and are completely interoperable with one another. However, some of the US versions may lack certain features present in the International versions, such as support for legacy RSA keys. Download the FREE
. Remember, that an early protection provides the best solution in the future.
PGPfone (Pretty Good Privacy Phone) is a software package that turns your desktop or notebook computer into a secure telephone. It uses speech compression and strong cryptography protocols to give you the ability to have a real-time secure telephone conversation via a modem-to-modem connection. It also works across the Internet! Click here to download
to get Offshore-Manual's PGP public key.
to visit the Open PGP Public KEYSERVER. This is a free web server that stores PGP public keys (1676660 keys stored). Find a key for someone you wish to send a secured message (signed or encrypted) to or add your own PGP public key to make it available to other users on the Internet.
A great link to a tutorial for PGP beginners:
Introduction to PGP
Please feel free to contact us for
if you need assistance on how to download and start using PGP.