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Revision as of 12:41, 21 August 2013


The GNU Privacy Guard
Complete implementation of the OpenPGP Internet standard

GnuPG is a complete implementation of the OpenPGP standard. It is used to encrypt and sign data and communication. It features powerful key management and the ability to access public key servers.

This package, 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.


Full documentation available at:


Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems. If you do have something important to hide, you are in good company; GnuPG is one of the tools that Edward Snowden used to uncover the secrets of the NSA.

See also the Email Self-Defense site to learn how and why you should use GnuPG for your electronic communication.

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel

Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

GNU Privacy Assistantgraphical user interface for the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG).
This package is listed in the following Collections:


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins20 July 2010

Leaders and contributors

Werner Koch Maintainer
J. Michael Ashley Contributor

Resources and communication

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Wiki Homepage
Developer E-mail
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 January 2017.


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