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Public Key Cryptography & PGP


Cryptography has the distinction of being one of the most useful and most misunderstood tools of the digital age. In order to clarify proper use of the widely-implemented public key cryptographic system, one must understand the basics which it is built and how to properly use cryptographic applications.

This tutorial covers key concepts and events which shaped the evolution of public key cryptography and one of its more popular applications, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).

This paper was presented for the JPL/NASA SAGE Group.

This presentation is available in three different formats:

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See also: Using PGP with Pine Filters

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