"Today, most email is sent like a postcard. We all should want to put our mail back into secure envelopes again. PGP and GPG are two of the leading tools to make that happen." Brad Templeton, Chairman of the Board, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Governments worldwide, major manufacturers, medical facilities, and many of the smartest computer experts around trust their secure communications to PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). But, while PGP works amazingly when all is in order, it isnt always easy to configure and can be very tricky to troubleshoot. And email security is hardly the sort of thing you want to leave to chance.
PGP & GPG: Email for the Practical Paranoid is for moderately skilled geeks who are unfamiliar with public-key cryptography but who want to protect their communications on the cheap. Author Michael Lucas offers this easy-to-read, informal tutorial on PGP, so you can dive in right away.
Inside, youll learn:
How to integrate OpenPGP with the most common email clients (like Outlook and Thunderbird)
How to use the tricky command-line versions of these programs
How to join and use the Web of Trust
If you're not using PGP yet, this book supplies the confidence you need to get started. And if you are, it will show you how to use these tools more easily and effectively.
I own several Michael Lucas books; this one is another excellent and to the point effort from the author. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles Profitt
Its Ok for beginners. While I did read the initial few chapters, I quickly ran into practical issues, and was forced to use Google to find my answers - instead of finding them in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by V. B. Rao
I was hoping it would address advanced key management scenarios. For example, is creating a master signing key without an expiration and then an expiring signing subkey for... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chris Rorvick
Ever since working with OpenPGP, I instantly fell in love with it and helped spread the word around whenever I could for people who wanted a more secure method of communication via... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by AnotherWindowsBlog
This is an excellent starter book for anyone who is unfamiliar with PGP. Covers all the basics and doesn't assume you know stuff.Published on December 1, 2009 by C. Green
This is an excellent book that can be read cover to cover in a couple of days. I wish there was a section on setting up key servers.Published on March 16, 2009 by perl2ruby
When Michael Lucas' PGP & GPG: E-Mail for the Practical Paranoid was published in 2006, I was excited. Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by Christopher Culver
I have not yet read the book only the first few pages but I think it is a good book which can make you understand how electronic mail is sent and who can have access to it. Read morePublished on October 31, 2008 by Joseph Montesin
This is a great book if you want to understand the history and background of email encryption and a good place to get started on PGP & GPG email. Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Paul Scott