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- proper n. software that encrypts and decrypts messages, for transmission over the Internet, using public-key cryptography
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One program - XLPASS, whose maker sells only to law enforcement - gets him through password-protection features embedded in operating systems and some software (it's useless against Pretty Good Privacy and Norton's Your Eyes Only).
NEVER - EVER trust closed source encryption - especially in The Cloud, because providers of closed source encryption software (like Pretty Good Privacy, Google, Amazon, and etc.) have probably been "Encouraged" to put back doors in their software by some very influential and unsavory characters. lwilson77 April 17, 2010 11: 24 PM PDT
PGP is the current owner of the Pretty Good Privacy codebase used to encrypt and decrypt e-mails.