How to use PGP

How to use PGP

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a good day today.

Recently I’ve been playing around with encryption. Specifically PGP encryption. It’s a bit embarrassing for me to admit this but, while I understand symmetric encryption, when it comes to asymmetric encryption that is a bit foggy to me. I always seem to forget what the difference between public and private keys are. Which one do you send to people? I know that it’s the public key, but it doesn’t quite slip off the tongue yet like I’d like it to.

In order to combat this, I’ve decided to start playing around with PGP encryption in searching the internet for more information I haven’t really found anything that fully helps me understand how entirely PGP works. That is till now.

Now I’ll admit that the website that this is on is a bit sketchy. It’s one of those surface websites that tend to be leaning towards users of TOR. And that’s not really surprising given that PGP and TOR kind of go hand-in-hand. But like TOR that doesn’t necessarily mean that PGP is bad. It’s just like hospitals, you may associate a hospital with unpleasant things, but that doesn’t mean that they are always a bad thing.

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