PGP 8.0 IS HERE!!!!!!!

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  1. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    The ALL-NEW PGP 8.0 is LIVE!

    You can now go to http://www.pgp.com and purchase the PGP we have all waited for. It's PGP as retooled by its original founder and lovers of the program.

    As most of you know, PGP Corporation bought all the rights to PGP back from NAI (Network Associates) and went about doing it the way it was meant to be. Included - PGPDisk is back and better than ever!

    They are focusing - of course - on enterprise, but they are offering a "PERSONAL EDITION" at:
    http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=32 and if you are curious - and who isn't after all this time -- the pricing through Jan 15th is $39.00 for Windows or Mac.

    It's PGP the way it ought to be -- finally.

    John
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  2. Mike_Healan

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    This is still closed source code as I understand it. It won't be 100% trustworthy until/if they go back to open source so it can be verified that there is no backdoor built into it like various governments would like.
     
  3. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    The source is now available for peer review:

    http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=76

     
  4. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    I have seen several articles saying it is a "surprise" that the source code was being released. Nothing could be further from the truth. It would have been a surprise had they NOT released it. Look at the advisory board for PGP: all the people who created and made it what it is today. They have said all along the source code would most definitely be released for peer review. Otherwise, as Mike said, it would be NAI all over again and that's why Zimmerman always regretted selling PGP to Network Associates.

    I think the surprise is that PGP Corporation is releasing PGPMail 8.0 as freeware downloadable at:
    http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=83


    FROM PGP:

    When Network Associates acquired the PGP encryption technique from creator Phil Zimmermann back in 1997, it decided against publishing the source code, a move that rankled many in the developer community.

    Although the technology was never 'open-source,' the code was always published for peer review to ensure transparency and guard against back door holes. This basically allowed users to modify the code and run it on their own PCs but users were blocked from distributing modified versions.

    Now, PGP, which bought the PGP suite from Network Associates in August, has decided to embrace the developer community again. However, there are limits to what can be done with the PGP 8.0 code, which covers PGP Personal, PGP Desktop, PGP Enterprise, and PGP SDK.

    "Our intent with this release is to allow interested individuals to review the source code for correctness and to verify that our compiled binary software produces the same cipher text as the software compiled from source code does," the company said.

    "Our intent with this release is not to make the source code available to others for reuse or to provide information about implementation details so that it may be reproduced in other software," PGP added.

    It warned against mirroring or redistributing the code, insisting its own home page was the only PGP-sanctioned source for the PGP Source Code


    John
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  5. Mike_Healan

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    Great. I thought it was just another closed source release of the NAI version. I'm glad to hear that the source is opened again.

    Don't try downloading it in Mozilla. Kept giving me a 0 byte zip file for some reason. Worked fine in Internet Exploder.

    Did you notice this? I wonder if it works on plain XP? I don't have the service pack and don't plan on getting it.

    PGP 8.0 for Windows Operating Environments

    PGP for Windows is supported on:

    * Windows XP SP1
    * Windows 2000 SP2 and SP3
    * Windows NT SP6a
    * Windows ME
    * Windows 98SE
    * Windows 98
     
  6. bubs

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    Two versions of relevance to stand-alone users:
    PGP Personal - includes Outlook & Outlook Express Plugins (very cool) &, most usefully, PGPDisk for bulk file / virtual drive encryption.
    $US39 during the introductory period buys you a perpetual licence for personal and commercial use. At that price, it's worth buying for PGPDisk alone, even if email encryption is not your bag...... :D :D

    PGP Freeware.
    From the PGP site:
    PGP Freeware is a single-user product that includes the same core PGP Mail software that can be found in our PGP Personal, Desktop, and Enterprise packages.

    PGP Freeware allows you to encrypt files as well as the contents of the clipboard, and also provides the ability to create and manage PGP keys.

    PGP Freeware does not include any plug-ins for integration with electronic mail or instant messaging clients, nor does it include PGP Disk.

    PGP Freeware is licensed solely to individual users for non-commercial use. Freeware may NOT be used for any commercial interactions. Users in commercial settings must immediately license PGP commercial products.
     
  7. wink

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    Hi

    Just found this old thread from back in September, it refers to a vunerability in PGP, the post is pre-PGP 8.0 but does anyone know if the bug has been fixed?

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=3500
     
  8. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    Absolutely. PGP 8.0 was released with the statement that all previously known problems (inherited from NAI) were taken care of and this version was beta tested for quite some time.

    The flaw you are speaking of affected only PGP Corporate Edition 7.1.0 and 7.1.1.


    John
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  9. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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  10. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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  11. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    will luv what does the disk verstion do and is pgp only goode if two users have it or does it work like this

    blaze codes secret message to fan j sends it to him fan j dont have pgp does it decrypt or something when fan j get it or does fan j need unlock code and pgp to decrypt secret message
     
  12. Ghost

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    Both sender and recipient need to have PGP on their computer for it to work.
     
  13. Mr.Blaze

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    thank you but what yummyer difrence for disk payed verstion in enghlish layman terms no long words lol
     
  14. LowWaterMark

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    Hi Blaze,

    Actually, PGPDisk is simply an extra utility in the PGP application set. PGPDisk's main purpose is to create encrypted containers that your OS treats as if they were logical disk drives (partitions). Access to everything inside such a PGPDisk container is the same as any disk on your PC, however, the entire partition (all data and files within it) are strongly encrypted.

    PGPDisk let's you encrypt large sets of folders and files easily, without the need to encrypt and decrypt one file at a time. Say you had a bunch of files you didn't want anyone to see, you'd store them in a PGPDisk container and they'd be safe until you open the container with your private key, using a strong passphrase.

    It's a great utility, which is probably why they are charging for it.
     
  15. Zhen-Xjell

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    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    I've got mine, have you got yours?

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: PGP 8.0

    iQA/AwUBPgZxTB9Pkw4GnyNqEQKE/gCgpvs/9Xr4lpJgiKjFcSSBAZrD6S4An2yM
    InWZ5DalzLVeix7vDzsN0sSN
    =5y8z
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
     
  16. tosbsas

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    Any bugs on win2k??

    ruben
     
  17. mr tt

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    What do you make of their licensing agreement:

    YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO PGP CO.'S PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA (WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED BY PGP CO. OR ITS DISTRIBUTORS) ACCORDING TO PGP CO.'S CURRENT PRIVACY POLICY WHICH IS INCORPORATED INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY REFERENCE (SEE HTTP://WWW.PGP.COM). IF "YOU" ARE AN ORGANIZATION, YOU WILL ENSURE THAT EACH MEMBER OF YOUR ORGANIZATION (INCLUDING EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS) ABOUT WHOM PERSONAL DATA MAY BE PROVIDED TO PGP CO. HAS GIVEN HIS OR HER EXPRESS CONSENT TO PGP CO.'S PROCESSING OF SUCH PERSONAL DATA. PERSONAL DATA WILL BE PROCESSED BY PGP CO. OR ITS DISTRIBUTORS IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED, IN THE UNITED STATES, AND POSSIBLY IN THE U.K.; UNITED STATES LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.


    Regards...
     
  18. CrazyM

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    Hi Ruben

    None that I have noticed yet with W2K sp3.

    Regards,
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