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Thu, 01 Jun 2006


Michael W. Lucas, PGP & GPG: email for the practical paranoid,
No Starch Press

You can check out Chapter eight of this book here if you like.

The book outlines what cryptography is, why you might like some, and a little histor,y to start with and then goes on to hold your hand with installations of PGP or GnuPG on Windows or Unix. It is all very clear and anybody who attempted to set up PGP in the early days would have been quite glad to have this guide.

The mysteries of things like key signing parties are also unravelled and the general reasons for doing things a certain way are elaborated on. Bad habits might not mean much if you're playing around, but it could mean life or death in some parts of the world.

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