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The GNU Privacy Guard

GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC2440 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind 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 also provides support for S/MIME.

GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License .

GnuPG comes in two flavours: 1.4.7 is the well known and portable standalone version, whereas 2.0.3 is the enhanced and somewhat harder to build version.

Project Gpg4win provides a Windows version of GnuPG. It is nicely integrated into a installer and features several frontends as well as (German) manuals.

Project Aegypten developed the S/MIME functionality in GnuPG 2.


Latest news

The following frames report the latest news from GnuPG. A list with all the news of the current year is also available.

For those of you who likes reading world's news with an RSS reader, GnuPG's latest news are also available as RSS 2.0 compliant feed. Just point or paste the RSS file into your aggregator.


GnuPG 2.0.3 released (2007-03-08 16:55:25)

We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuPG 2.0.3 ... [more]


Multiple Messages Problem in GnuPG and GPGME (2007-03-06 09:31:21)

A common usage problem of gpg has been identified. Instead of requiring a fix for all these applications, GnuPG and GPGME have been changed to provide the necessary protection. ... [more]


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