What is Pretty Good Privacy (P.G.P.) ?
Pretty Good Privacy (P.G.P.) is state-of-the-art software, which allows the user to encrypt any text message - including electronic mail - with an encryption algorithm that has to date proven to be unbreakable. This software is so strong that the U.S. Department of Defense has formally declared PGP to be a "munition", and has banned PGP's export outside North America.
Why use Pretty Good Privacy ?
We believe that you should encrypt your electronic mail (e-mail) for the same reason that you don't write all of your private correspondence on the back of a post card. E-mail is, in fact, actually far less secure than the postal system. With regular mail, you at least put your letter inside an envelope to hide it from casual snooping. E-mail, however, is potentially visible to dozens - if not hundreds - of casual observers. Take a look at the header area of any e-mail message that you receive and you will see that it has passed through a number of internet nodes (host machines) on its way to you. Every one of those nodes presented the opportunity for strangers or snoops to read your message.
PGP is a program that gives your electronic mail something that it otherwise doesn't have: Privacy. It does this by encrypting your mail so that nobody but the intended person can read it. When encrypted, your e-mail message looks like a meaningless jumble of random characters.
PGP can also be used to apply a digital signature to a message, with or without encrypting it. Once a digital signature is created, it is impossible for anyone to modify either the message or the signature without the modification being detected by PGP.
We believe that encrypting your electronic mail (e-mail) with PGP before transmitting it to Pallorium will ensure that your communication to us remains completely confidential. For your convenience, Pallorium's PGP "Public Key" is posted below.
How can I get a copy of PGP ?
Pretty Good Privacy was developed by Philip Zimmerman, a strong advocate for increased personal privacy and so, incredibly, PGP is distributed by Mr. Zimmerman for free. There are "shareware" versions of PGP available for computers running Macintosh, DOS, Windows and even Unix operating systems.
If you don't have a copy of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software, you can get it for free at: http://www.nai.com/products/security/pgpfreeware.asp.http:pgpfreeware.asp.
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