Gpg4win

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Gpg4win
Logo Gpg4win.png
Developer(s)The Gpg4win Initiative
Stable release3.1.11 (with GnuPG 2.2.19) (December 17, 2019; 34 days ago (2019-12-17)) [±][1]
Preview release3.1.8-beta16 (with GnuPG 2.2.15) (June 3, 2019; 7 months ago (2019-06-03)) [±][2]
Repositorydev.gnupg.org/source/gpg4win/
Operating systemWindows
TypeEncryption software
LicenseGNU GPL and other free software licenses[which?]
Websitegpg4win.org

Gpg4win is an email and file encryption package for most versions of Microsoft Windows, which uses GnuPG public-key cryptography for data encryption and digital signatures.

The original creation of Gpg4win was supported by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security,[3][4] however Gpg4win and all included tools are free and open source software, and it is typically the non-proprietary option for privacy recommended[5][6] to Windows users.

Contents of Gpg4win Installer[edit]

  • GnuPG: the core encryption tool
  • Certificate managers
    • Kleopatra: certificate manager for OpenPGP and X.509
    • GPA: an alternate certificate manager (GNU) for OpenPGP and X.509
  • Plugins for email and file encryption
  • Gpg4win Compendium: introduction to encryption (OpenPGP and X.509) and user manual for Gpg4win

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gpg4win change history". Andre Heinecke. 2019-12-17. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  2. ^ "Gpg4win-Beta download directory". Andre Heinecke. 2019-06-03. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  3. ^ "About Gpg4win". Retrieved 25 April 2019 – via gpg4win.org. Creation of Gpg4win was supported by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
  4. ^ Hillenius, Gijs (19 December 2013). "Government-used cryptography tool seeks funds". Retrieved 25 April 2019 – via europa.eu. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)...in 2006...funded the development of GPG4win
  5. ^ Bright, Peter; Goodin, Dan (14 June 2013). "Encrypted e-mail: How much annoyance will you tolerate to keep the NSA away?". Ars Technica. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ Zukerman, Erez (5 December 2011). "Gpg4win: Powerful Encryption for Free". PCWorld. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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