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|Originally Published: Sunday, 14 November 1999||Author: Mike Chan|
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Gnu Privacy Guard (encryption)
One of the great things about linux is ability to easily send encrypted messages/data back and forth between two users using public/private key encryption. This allow secure transmission of sensitive data that cannot be allowed to be read by anyone else except the intended viewer. The tool of choice of the GNU generation is `gnupg`. It adheres to the Open PGP standard, and is now finally stable. Read on for a quick into on how GnuPG works.
Using the public key, anyone is able to encode a message which only the corresponding private key pair can decode. So, only the individual or organization holding the private key half of the key pair can decode it.
To learn more about Gnu PG, click here.