The GNU Privacy Guard

License / Price: Freeware
Version: 2.0.30
Language: English
File size: 26 MB
Developer: GNU Project
OS: Windows/Unix/Mac
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The GNU Privacy Guard

GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 (also known as PGP). GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.

GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell (ssh).

GnuPG comes in three flavours:

  • 2.1.15 is the modern version with support for ECC and many other new features,
  • 2.0.30 is the stable version from the currently mostly used branch. This branch will reach end-of-life on 2017-12-31,
  • and 1.4.21 is the classic portable version for use on very old platforms or to decrypt data created with PGP-2 keys.

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