pretty good privacy


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pretty good privacy

adjective Referring to popular low-cost encryption tools and algorithms for sending, receiving and storing secure email, including digital signatures.

pretty good privacy

Informatics adjective Referring to popular low-cost encryption tool for sending, receiving and storing secure email, including digital signatures. See Public key infrastructure.
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One person who has opposed the US government is Phillip Zimmermann who wrote and released on the Internet an encryption program called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
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).
For some time now, the standard has been Pretty Good Privacy, a program from PGP Corp.
Other encryption algorithms in use include Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Internet transactions, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), and Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (S-HTTP).
Scarfo had thwarted other court-approved methods of surveillance because he used the popular encryption program Pretty Good Privacy.
The new Sonera SmartTrust solution has been tested against Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) application together with Philip Zimmermann, the creator of PGP.
You'd think the use of Phil Zimmerman's Pretty Good Privacy was routine in modern mafia communications, but that's not exactly the case.
Hoffman joined Pretty Good Privacy after it acquired PrivNet, Inc.
Chillingly the Brighton one has a file on it hidden by an encryption program called PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy.
It's true that the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to argue that restricting export of encryption products, such as Phil Zimmerman's Pretty Good Privacy software, is necessary to keep terrorists and criminals from thwarting government wiretaps and other surveillance measures.
The Pretty Good Privacy code bought in during 1997 is used extensively throughout the process to ensure authentication.
PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY (PGP): Message encryption code widely used in e-mail.