OpenPGP

OpenPGP

OpenPGP, PGP and GnuPG / GPG are often used interchangeably - a common mistake.

  • OpenPGP is technically a proposed standard although it is widely used.

  • PGP is an acronym for Pretty Good Privacy, a computer program which provides cryptographic privacy and authentication.

  • GnuPG is an abbreviation for Gnu Privacy Guard, another computer program which provides cryptographic privacy and authentication.

  • gpg is the name of the binary executable file for GnuPG in Gnu/Linux- and Unix-nased operating systems.

PGP and GnuPG are implementations of the OpenPGP standard. To find out more about those see:

OpenPGP (last edited 2008-11-20 17:15:14 by magicfab)