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PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. It is an encryption program which uses a public and private key. You exchabge keys with other people and only those people will be able to read your encrypted mail, docs, etc.
>PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. It is an encryption program which uses a public and private key. You exchabge keys with other people and only those people will be able to read your encrypted mail, docs, etc.
OK so i'll be reading usenet -- then someone will be like
To cure the common cold soak your nose in warm water with
tons of salt in it.... blah blah yda9r3f8d
3dfh3o And thats how you cure it!!
- Sincerely, Bob Bobby
- Common Cold Research Institute
>>>> BEGIN PGP CODE >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> END PGP CODE >>>>>>>>>>
I mean if he wanted to encrypt the cure for the cold -- why did he paste an unencrypted copy of it right above the encrypted copy... that defeats the point
Unless the pgp code said 'haha just kidding, it doesnt cure the cold warts, it makes it worse!' or something...
Your signature identifies you to another system. So, if you wanted to send me an encrypted message, you would need to send your signature first. Your signature is also used by PGP to encrypt and decrypt the message.