What is PGP? Where can I get more info?

What is PGP?

PGP (“Pretty Good Privacy”) is a powerful, free crypto package. PGP lets people exchange files in a private, encrypted format, and also provides message authentication (to an extent).

If you have an encryption key for sending and receiving email, you can publish the public key for it in the UCLA key directory at:

For discussion of PGP, see the newsgroup alt.security.pgp. A FAQ is also available for this newsgroup at:

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a good resource on privacy issues. Visit the EPIC Online Guide to Privacy Resources web site at:

The PGP commercial product is available at:

The open source equivalent of PGP, GnuPG, is available at:

Marked as reviewed on 03.24.2017 by Phillabaum, Paul