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Old Jan 20, 2003, 03:41 PM
Richard Kimball Richard Kimball is offline
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Question Is PGP still banned?

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Some years ago i heard it was banned for being 'too' good at its job, [unlike politicans], so is it still rectricted, an moreover...

What OTHER similar programs were also banned for similar reasons?
Old Jan 21, 2003, 10:37 AM
zack371 zack371 is offline
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Absolutely Not!! (Thank Goodness)

PGP is not banned. It did have export restrictions for a while that kept it from getting exported out of the USA, but those are gone now. Anyways, you can get info on it at

BUT, Phil Zimmerman (the original creator PGP creator) and some others have bought back the rights to PGP from Network Associates and are marketing it themselves. You can get it at

I would recommend you buy it from, because they are doing it th right way. They are even offering the source code for free to evaluate and examine the code. Very cool!!

Anyways, PGP rocks!!!



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Old Jan 25, 2003, 05:49 PM
backup2k1 backup2k1 is offline
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hi pgp is a waste of time really as the code was cracked a longtime again by the nsa in maryland usa.......
they found how to unscrabble the crap that goes into securing the email ( high mathmatics )

end of the day its secure if u are doing deals or trading but the main people who can read these emails now
is nsa in maryland and nsa in north yorkshire uk
you are safe from the ts and fact as they can not get
hold of this information

backup2k1(the name u can trust)


as a lot of people will laugh this off the information is
true and was told by a friend who works for the company in maryland,usa

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 11:16 AM
VLC VLC is offline
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Default Re: Is PGP still banned?

[i]Originally posted by Richard Kimball [/i]
[B]What OTHER similar programs were also banned for similar reasons? [/B]
Wasn't Napster also banned.?
Old Jan 28, 2003, 12:00 AM
backup2k1 backup2k1 is offline
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hi they are talking about pgp keys aka security scramble emails
so no one can see it with out the secret pass code
what u got to remember is a program can be broken into very easy
and this format has been cracked it

Old Jan 28, 2003, 07:26 PM
Demo Demo is offline
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Hi Backup

Don't get me wrong, I don't doubt what you say and it sounds quite logical but I would be interested in where you learnt of this information, a friend of a friend of a friend reminds me of the world war two whispers which ended up something like "bring two and six we are going to a dance". Hey you guys that know the saying, please don't slate me I did say something like

I would also like to point out that, in all likelyhood, though it has (may have been) cracked by government officials (and after september 11th it would surprise me if it hasn't) the majority of hackers (probably all) do not know how to crack it, therefore, unless you are acting seriously illegally, you have no worries. They won't risk blowing their cover for minor offences. Just remember that you are accountable for anything you do on your computer, no mater how you try to cover your back, you can be traced if it is worth the effort.

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