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Because cryptography is considered a munition by the U.S. government and is thus subject to the same export restrictions as tanks and submarines, the worldwide distribution of PGP over the Internet has raised a host of issues that are addressed in the User's Guide.
In addition to technical details, the User's Guide contains valuable insights into the social engineering behind the software engineering and into the legal, ethical, and political issues that have surrounded PGP since its initial release.
This book is the user's manual for PGP public-key cryptography software, freely available over the Internet, that has become the de facto standard for encryption of electronic mail and data. In addition to technical details, this guide contains valuable insights into the legal, ethical, and political issues that have surrounded PGP since its initial release.
|Foreword: A Pretty Bad Problem|
|Note for Macintosh Users|
|1||Why Do You Need PGP?||5|
|2||How Public Key Cryptography Works||9|
|7||Beware of Snake Oil||39|
|9||Setting Configuration Parameters||61|
|10||A Peek under the Hood||75|
|13||Compatibility with Previous and Future Versions of PGP||105|
|14||Sources of Information on PGP||109|
|Appendix: PGP Quick Reference||117|