With Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) you can...
|...||encrypt e-mail and files that you sent me, such that only I can read them.|
|...||verify that it is really me who sent you an e-mail or a data file that claims to originate from me.|
|...||install virtual drives on your hard disc or CD-ROM (with PGPdisk). This is very useful for example with notebooks: If your notebook gets stolen, it is impossible for the thief to read the data. He will only see a ".pgd"-file, which can only be mounted as a drive letter if the "passphrase" (=long password) is known.|
|...||be sure to have an encryption system which is, according to current knowledge, pretty safe against cracking, even when using all computer power of the world.|
|...||be sure to use an encryption system which does not have any backdoors, since the source code is publicly available.|
Further information on the basics of encryption and PGP can be found in this well-structured introductory document.
The PGP software and further information are available on the international PGP homepage and also here. PGP is free for private use.
|My PGP keys in "compatible" format (without photos).|
|My PGP keys in "complete" format (with photos).|