Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Security Info and Links


PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. It is encrytion software that allows people to put digital signatures on each piece of e-email thus enabling people to securely exchange messages. It is also possible to secure files, disk volumes and network connections with both privacy and strong authentication. Philip R. Zimmermann is the creator of PGP, and also of the program called PGPfone. PGPfone allows conversations to be digitally encrypted.

If you are a user that is concerned with security and privacy, then PGP is for you. If your use PGP and want to practice safe computing, you can check the PGP signed message or file - whereby you will see if the message or file is indeed legitimate.

MIT no longer distributes the PGP Freeware for personal, non- commercial use, to U.S. citizens in the United States, or to Canadian citizens in Canada. They used to distribute for the following platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, DOS, MacOS, AIX, HPUX, Linux, and Solaris. The Amiga versions were never carried at MIT. MIT shut down the service as they thought the versions were too old.

Thanks to Robert 'Rob' Knop, Amiga users have a port of PGP. Rob ceased development of AmigaPGP after version 2.6.3, due to the restrictions at the time. AmigaPGP 2.6.3 is much easier to work with and much smaller in size than AmigaPGP5. AmigaPGP is a legal port, as long as it is used for non- commercial purposes. There are seperate USA/Canadian and International versions available. The International versions are referred to as PGPi. If you run into compatibility problems when checking signatures that have been signed with version 5, you could ask the sender to use their PGP5 in backward compatible mode for your 2.6.3.

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PGP In The News

22 January 2012 - Phil Zimmermann no longer sells PGP
We were able to puchase PGP Home and PGP Pro on Phil Zimmermann's site, which is where I purchased my Pro version in 2009. When it became time to renew my Bonze yearly membership, the sales and renewal options had disappeared. Since you have to renew from your seller, and my seller had retired his page, this is when I found out that Phil no longer was doing the PGP sales and renewals.

15 December 2005 - PGP Freeware no longer carried by MIT
MIT no longer distributes the PGP Freeware for personal, non- commercial use, to U.S. citizens in the United States, or to Canadian citizens in Canada. They used to distribute for the following platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, DOS, MacOS, AIX, HPUX, Linux, and Solaris. The Amiga versions were never carried at MIT. MIT shut down the service as they thought the versions were too old.

06 December 2002 - PGP 8.0 Free Public Beta Version Now From PGP Corp
Philip Zimmermann, original author of Pretty Good Privacy, says: PGP Corporation has revived the development of PGP for Windows XP and Mac OS X, which had stalled under NAI. If you are using these new operating systems, then you will want to download the free PGP 8.0 public beta version now from PGP Corp. If you keep using the old versions of PGP from NAI, you will have to stick with Windows 2000 or Mac OS/9. Mac OS/9 users can also get PGP Corp's PGP 7.2 for OS/9.

03 December 2002 - News Release from PGP International
PGP 8.0 was released today, and is available both as freeware and commercial software. The source code is also available for peer review. PGP 8.0 is the first PGP version that fully supports Windows XP and Mac OS X. You can download PGPfreeware here: Windows and MacOS X If you want to buy PGP directly from Phil Zimmermann, you can do so here

09 October 2002 - Updated GnuPG 1.2.0 Has Been Released
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says a new Version 1.2.0 of the GNU Privacy Guard is now available for download. This is a major release with many new features. The GnuPG is a free, GPLed RFC2440 (OpenPGP) implementation. It is being developed by Werner Koch in Germany. Currently it is only available as a command line program (Unix, Windows and DOS), but a GUI version is planned.
* Click here to visit GnuPG Homepage at http://www.gnupg.org/

22 September 2002 - PGP Announces New Products for Windows and Macintosh
Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) PGP Corporation, today announced major product line upgrades to their industry-leading PGP encryption product families. The products, PGP 8.0 for Windows and PGP 8.0 for Macintosh, will ship in November of 2002.

22 September 2002 - PGP Corp., has purchased PGP from Network Associates
Network Associates sold its Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption products to PGP Corp., a newly formed company. The deal gives the new company a line of encryption products based on the PGP algorithm, including PGPmail, PGPfile, PGPwireless, PGPkeyserver for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
* Click here for PGP Corporation

12 September 2002 - File-name Flaw Threatens PGP Users
ZDNet says for more than a decade, the United States government classified encryption technology as a weapon. Now that label might actually apply

July 18, 2002 - PGP Plug-in For Outlook Has A Hole: Patch Available
Robert Lemos of CNET News.com reported on Friday 12th July 2002 A hole in the PGP encryption add-on for Microsoft's Outlook email client could let attackers launch hostile programs on victims' machines. There's a patch - but it's not that simple to fix. The issue doesn't affect PGP Corporate Desktop users, stated Network Associates in its advisory. The patch is available on the company's Web site.

May 9, 2002 - GnuPG 1.0.7 Has Been Released
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says version 1.0.7 of the GNU Privacy Guard is now available for download. This is a major release with many new features. GNU Privacy Guard

November 18, 2001 - Zimmermann Inducted into CRN Industry Hall of Fame
Marcia Savage of CMP Media, has a write-up on Philip Zimmermann's accomplishments over the years.

October 25, 2001 - Network Associates Selling PGP Division
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says NAI has announced that it will discontinue PGP development and sell its PGP Security division. Read more in WiredNews and ExtremeTech

September 27, 2001 - PRZ Says: No Regrets About Developing PGP
Phil Zimmermann says "The Friday September 21st Washington Post carried an article by Ariana Cha that I feel misrepresents my views on the role of PGP encryption software in the September 11th terrorist attacks." (Zimmerman notes: This letter may be widely circulated)
* Click here for Signed version of announcement
* Click here for local Signed version at VHT-Canada
* Click here for Washington Post article in question

September 25, 2001 - PGP Multiple User ID Vulnerability
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says a vulnerability in PGP's display of key validity has been discovered that could allow an attacker to fool users into thinking that a valid signature was created by what is actually an invalid user ID. The attack was discovered by Sieuwert van Otterloo, and works on all PGP 5.x, 6.x and 7.x versions. NAI has already released a hotfix that corrects the problem for the latest freeware and commercial PGP versions. See the original report and NAI's advisory.

September 25, 2001 - NAI Releases Source Code For PGPsdk
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says NAI has released the source code for PGPsdk 2.1.1 for peer review. It can be downloaded here.

June 7, 2001 - PGP Marked 10th Anniversary On 5th of June 2001
Phil Zimmermann starts off with "It was on this day in 1991 that I sent the first release of PGP to a couple of my friends for uploading to the Internet." He goes on to mention that it was ported to other platforms, including Commodore Amiga.
* Click here for a PGP signed version of this announcement

June 7, 2001 - GnuPG 1.0.6 Released
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says version 1.0.6 of the GNU Privacy Guard is now available for download. This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs. The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is a free, GPLed RFC2440 (OpenPGP) implementation. It is being developed by Werner Koch in Germany. Currently it is only available as a command line program (Unix, Windows and DOS), but a GUI version is planned.>BR>

April 25, 2001 - PGPi News: PGP 7.0.3 Hotfix 1 Available
Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says this hotfix corrects a bug in the Windows version of PGP 7.0.3 which made it possible for an attacker to create a .sig file containing a DLL and trick PGP into loading this DLL instead of the system DLL. This hotfix will force the PGP component DLLs to always load from the directory they were installed in. Additionally, it will force a "Save As" dialog for any extracted files with a .dll, .sys, or .vxd extension.
* Hotfix .zip file: PGPfreeware703Hotfix1.zip

March 22, 2001 - PGP Inventor Says Encryption Flaw Minor
Story at CNet News by Robert Lemos, says that a flaw found by two Czech researchers in the popular OpenPGP digital signature standard is real but relatively minor, Phil Zimmermann, chairman of the open-source group, said Wednesday. "This is not a practical attack," he said. "Your adversary has to be able to modify your private key. That means they have to have access to your computer." Once an attacker has access, there are many other ways they can monitor the system. That makes the attack largely irrelevant, Zimmermann said. You can also read the article by James Middleton of vnunet titled OpenPGP Flaw Confirmed.

February 21, 2001 - Legendary Cryptographer Phil Zimmerman Joins Hush
Dublin, Ireland - 19 February, 2001-Hush Communications Corporation (www.hush.com) today announced the appointment of Philip R. Zimmermann as a Chief Cryptographer for the Company. Zimmermann has been asked to lead Hush's efforts to fully integrate support for the OpenPGP standard into Hush's core technology by President and Chief Executive Officer, Jon Matonis, and Chief Technology Officer, David Bowman. Read more about OpenPGP here.

January 11, 2001 - PGP Security Wins Macworld Eddy Award
Network Associates, Inc. (NAI), announced that PGP Desktop Security 7.0 received Macworld's Eddy Award for Best Utility at the 16th annual awards ceremony that kicked off the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. PGP Desktop Security 7.0 defeated Connectix's Copy Agent 1.0 and Intego's NetBarrier 1.6 for the award. (Added Jan 19, 2001)

November 7, 2000 - PGPwireless For Wireless Phone and PDA Users
Network Associates, Inc. (NAI), introduced the product PGPwireless, to protect wireless phone and PDA users. PGPwireless provides encryption, decryption, digital signature and authentication capabilities based on world's most widely used encryption technology. (Added Jan 19, 2001)

September 19, 2000 - CryptoRights Benefit - The RSA Expiration Party! A major party to celebrate the RSA patent expiration will be held on Thursday, September 21, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Admission is free, but donations to benefit the CryptoRights Foundation are appreciated. To read CryptoRights Foundation's particlulars, visit The Big RSA Patent Expiration Party.

August 24, 2000 - CERT issued Advisory CA-2000-18, titled PGP May Encrypt Data With Unauthorized ADKs. This advisory has to do with PGP versions 5.5.x through 6.5.3, domestic and international. In part this advisory states: Additional Decryption Keys (ADKs) is a feature introduced into PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) versions 5.5.x through 6.5.3 that allows authorized extra decryption keys to be added to a user's public key certificate. However, an implementation flaw in PGP allows unsigned ADKs which have been maliciously added to a certificate to be used for encryption. Philip Zimmermann, author of PGP, says in part "The MIT web site should have a new PGP 6.5.x freeware release early Friday, and the NAI/PGP web site should have patches out for the commercial releases at about the same time." Read the full story about how PGP May Encrypt Data With Unauthorized ADKs.

May 30, 2000 - CERT issued Advisory CA-2000-09, titled Flaw in PGP 5.0 Key Generation. This advisory has to do with the UNIX platform. In part this advisory states: UNIX systems having a /dev/random device running any version of PGP 5.0, including U.S. Commercial, U.S. Freeware, and International versions. Under certain circumstances, PGP v5.0 generates keys that are not sufficiently random, which may allow an attacker to predict keys and, hence, recover information encrypted with that key. Read the full story about the Flaw in PGP 5.0 Key Generation.

December 13, 1999 - The US Government granted Network Associates, Inc. (NAI) an export license for PGP. Read more about this news on the PGPi project's news page.

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COMMERCIAL PGP Versions
Phil Zimmermann's Sales Page [ no longer selling PGP ]
PGP Corporation Home Page

FREEWARE & TRIALWARE PGP Versions

USA/Canadian:
PGP Trialware Page
PGP at MIT [ no longer available at MIT ]
AmigaPGP 2.6.3
AmigaPGP 5.1

International:
PGP Internatiional - PGPi Project
AmigaPGP 2.6.3i
AmigaPGP 5.1i

FREEWARE GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) Versions

GNU Privacy Guard at PGPi
GNU Privacy Guard Homepage at http://www.gnupg.org/


MISC PGP and SECURITY LINKS

PGP Corporation Home Page
PGP creator Phil R. Zimmermann
Phil Zimmermann's Sales Page [ no longer sells on his site ]
PGP creator Phil R. Zimmermann at MIT
PGP creator Phil R. Zimmermann New ZFone project
AmigaPGP Forum (Yahoo! Groups in US)
FAQ about PGP from PGPi Project
FAQ about PGP from MIT
GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) at PGPi
GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) Homepage at http://www.gnupg.org/
Crypto-Gram: Computer and Network Security
RSA Laboratories: Cryptography FAQ Section Index


AmigaD PGP FREEWARE AMIGA DOWNLOADS

USA/CANADIAN Files:

PGP 2.6.3 is only legal to use inside of the USA and Canada. IF you are in any other country, use PGP 2.6.3i

The following files (that are actually external links to the webpage that the binarys are on), may only be downloaded by residents of the United States of America or Canada.


   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 2.6.3
   Programmer:     Robert A. Knop Jr.
   Notice:         This archive is for USA or Canada only.
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   19-Jan-1996     2.6.3             PGPAmiga-000.lha Webpage
                                     PGPAmiga-000 Read Me
   * Requirements: All Amigas
   * AmigaPGP 2.6.3 Home Page for further information
 
   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 2.6.3 [020]
   Programmer:     Robert A. Knop Jr.
   Notice:         This archive is for USA or Canada only.
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   15-Jan-1996     2.6.3             PGPAmiga-020.lha Webpage
                                     PGPAmiga-020 Read Me
   * Requirements: All Amigas
   * AmigaPGP 2.6.3 [020] Home Page for further information
 
   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 5.1
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Notice:         This archive is for USA or Canada only.
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   25-Mar-1998     5.1               amiga-pgp51-bin.lha Webpage
                                     amiga-pgp51-bin Read Me
   * Requirements: Details are in the readme file.
                   Bug-fixed version of language50.txt
   * AmigaPGP 5.1 Start Page at PGPi for further information
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INTERNATIONAL Files:

PGP 2.6.3i is only legal to use outside of the USA and Canada. IF you are in the USA or Canada, use PGP 2.6.3

The following files (that are actually external links to the webpage that the binarys are on), may only be downloaded by users outside of the USA, and Canada. The PGPi Project's International site, is located in Norway.


   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 2.6.3i
   Programmer:     Peter Simons
   Notice:         This archive is for International users only.
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   15-Jan-1996     2.6.3i            PGPAmiga-2.6.3is.lha Webpage
                                     PGPAmiga-2.6.3is Read Me
   * Requirements: All Amigas
   * AmigaPGPi 2.6.3i Home Page for further information
   * Webmaster Note: If you have a hard time getting on the Norway
     server, then you can try one of the mirror sites.
     Click here for the AmigaPGP 2.6.3i mirror list.
   * Author Peter Simon's historic amiga software at http://www.cryp.to/
 
   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 5.1i
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Notice:         This archive is for International users only.
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   22-Mar-1998     5.1i              amiga-pgp51i-bin.lha Webpage
                                     amiga-pgp51i-bin Read Me
   * Requirements: Details are in the readme file.
                   Bug-fixed version of language50.txt
   * AmigaPGP 5.1i Start Page at PGPi for further information
 
   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 5.1i [060]
   Notice:         This archive is for International users only.
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   22-Mar-1998     5.1i              amiga-pgp51i-bin060.lha Webpage
                                     amiga-pgp51i-bin060 Read Me
   * Requirements: Details are in the readme file.
                   Bug-fixed version of language50.txt
   * AmigaPGP 5.1i [060] Start Page at PGPi for further information
 
   Program Name:   AmigaPGP 5.1i Source Code
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Released        Version           Archive Name
   21-Mar-1998     5.1i              amiga-pgp51i-src.lha Webpage
                                     amiga-pgp51i-src Read Me
   * Requirements: Details are in the readme file.
                   Bug-fixed version of language50.txt
   * AmigaPGP 5.1i Source Code Start Page at PGPi for further
     information

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MISCELLANEOUS
   Program Name:   MUI GUI for Amiga PGP5 (beta - bug fix)
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias with bugfix by Jan Erik Olausen
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   22-Jul-2002     1.7.4b bug fix    pgp5-gui-174b-bfix.lha    39.711
                                     pgp5-gui-174b-bfix Read Me
   * Requirements: AmigaPGP5, and MUI
   * Recommended:  Jan Erik Olausen's PGP Key to check signatures
   * Program Note: Obtain Full 'C' Sources from pgp5-gui-174b archive
 
   Program Name:   language50.txt
   Author:         Stefan Zakarias
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   07-Apr-1998     5.0               pgp5-lang50.lha           10.669
                                     pgp5-lang50 Read Me
   * Program Note: language50.txt is a bug-fixed version of the one
     normally supplied with Amiga PGP5
 
   Program Name:   PGP5 Docs as AmigaGuides
   Author:         Chris Page
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   03-Apr-1998     1.0               PGP5-Guides.lha           42.363
                                     PGP5-Guides Read Me
 
   Program Name:   ixemul & ixnet Librarys [000]
   Programmer:     GeekGadgets
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   01-Jan-1990     48.0              ixemul-48.0-000.lha      154.953
                                     ixemul-48.0-000 Read Me
   * Includes IXPrefs for ixemul v48.0
 
   Program Name:   ixemul & ixnet Librarys [020]
   Programmer:     GeekGadgets
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   01-Jan-1990     48.0              ixemul-48.0-020.lha      249.392
                                     ixemul-48.0-020 Read Me
   * Includes IXPrefs for ixemul v48.0
 
   Program Name:   ixemul & ixnet Librarys [040]
   Programmer:     GeekGadgets
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   01-Jan-1990     48.0              ixemul-48.0-040.lha      249.480
                                     ixemul-48.0-040 Read Me
   * Includes IXPrefs for ixemul v48.0
 
   Program Name:   ixemul & ixnet Librarys [060]
   Programmer:     GeekGadgets
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   01-Jan-1990     48.0              ixemul-48.0-060.lha      151.711
                                     ixemul-48.0-060 Read Me
   * Includes IXPrefs for ixemul v48.0
 
   Program Name:   IXPrefs for ixemul v48.0 Librarys
   Programmer:     Kriton Kyrimis
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   01-Jun-1999     2.7 / 48.0        ixprefs-v48.0.lha         31.376
                                     ixprefs-v48.0 Read Me
 
   Program Name:   IXPrefs for ixemul v47.2 Librarys
   Programmer:     Kriton Kyrimis
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   24-Nov-1997     2.7 / 47.2        ixprefs-v47lha            22.908
                                     ixprefs-v47 Read Me
   * Does not include the GNU General Public License
 
   Program Name:   GNU General Public License v2
   Programmer:     Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   Jun-1991        2                 GNULicense.lha             9.229
                                     GNULicense Read Me
 
   Program Name:   MUI GUI for Amiga PGP5
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   15-Apr-1998     1.6               pgp5-gui-16.lha           28.148
                                     pgp5-gui-16 Read Me
 
   Program Name:   MUI GUI for Amiga PGP5 (beta)
   Programmer:     Stefan Zakarias
   Released        Version           Archive Name           Byte Size
   14-May-1998     1.7.4b            pgp5-gui-174b.lha         66.337
                                     pgp5-gui-174b Read Me
   * Program Note: Full 'C' Source Included! 
   * See bug-fix by Jan Erik Olausen

 
PGP-KEYS AVAILABLE
   Alex van Niel          key_avn-pgp.txt      VHT-NL CEO and Programmer
   Charlene McNulty       key_clm-pgp.txt      VHT-CAN CEO + VHT-NL Member
   Dirk Stoecker          key_ds-pgp.txt       Amiga Programmer
   FRISK Software Int.    key_f-prot.txt       F-Prot(TM) Anti-virus
   Georg Hörmann          key_georg-pgp.txt    Amiga Programmer
   Jan Erik Olausen       key_jeo-pgp.txt      Amiga Programmer
   Markus Schmall         key_ms-pgp.txt       VirusWorkshop
   Martin Zemblowski      key_mz-pgp.txt       VirusSlayer II
   MS Security Response   key_mssrc-pgp.txt    Microsoft Bulletins
   NAI Release-key        key_nai-release-key  checks PGP 6.5.8 archive
   Peter Simons           key_psimons-pgp.txt  AmigaPGP 2.6.3i port
   PGP People             key_pgpkeys.txt
   PGP Release-key        key_pgp-release-key  checks PGP 9.x archive
   Phil Zimmermann        key_phil-key.txt     PGP creator
   Phil Zimmermann update key_phil-update.txt  update to one of PRZ keys
   Robert A. Knop         key_rknop_key.txt    AmigaPGP 2.6.3 port
   Ralf Kaestner          key_ralfkaestner.txt PGP 5 Installer
   Sebastian Bauer        key_sebauer-pgp.txt  Amiga Programmer
   Simone Tellini         key_wiz-pgp.txt      MCC Classes
   Stef Zakarias          key_stefanskey.txt   AmigaPGP 5 ports
   Zeeball Trzcionkowski  key_zeeball-pgp.txt  Safe and MILL
 
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