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What is the difference between PGP and GPG?

Asked by Jasmijn , Last updated: Dec 25, 2020

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D. Peter

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D. Peter, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Mexico

Answered Dec 10, 2020

GPG is known as the GNU Privacy Guard. This is developed and created by Werner Koch back in the year 1999. This has been created as a different form of encryption tool that can be an alternative to PGP.

One of the reasons why people may use this more is it makes sure that users will be able to access interfaces with a GUI or command line. This will make it more ideal to be used for some operating systems.

When you say PGP, this means “Pretty Good Privacy.” From the time that it was created, it has already been improved several times. PGP can be used to encrypt emails and also directories. This can be the solution that you are searching for when you are concerned about cybersecurity.

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Jul 12, 2020

PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy, and GPG stands for Gnu Privacy Guard. PGP was written as copyrighted freeware under the Gnu Public License, and PGP was upgraded by turning it into a property program.

PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy, and GPG stands for Gnu Privacy Guard. PGP was written as
The upgrade was made because of legal defense costs and royalty issues associated with the export laws of the United States. PGP Corporation retains the new PGP program, and it is said to be more refined; however, GPG is an upgrade of PGP. GPG does not utilize the IDEA encryption algorithm. Windows frontends are also accessible for GPG other than the command line. The freeware edition of the PGP software package can be downloaded from the home page of PGP International. It is strictly for personal use and is not for commercial purposes. However, you may purchase it from PGP Corporation.

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