February 28, 2001

OpenPGP set to become global standard

Author: JT Smith

VNUnet.com reports on Phil Zimmermann's move to security company Hush Communications. "Zimmermann, formerly a senior fellow at Network Associates, said he plans to move Hush's
free web based secure email service, Hushmail, over from Blowfish to OpenPGP-based

OpenPGP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) ratified standard based around PGP
5, which Hush and Zimmermann hope will become a global standard as the public demand for
secure communications increases. OpenPGP as a development platform can be used to
develop email encryption as well as roll out digital signatures and key management systems,
said Zimmermann."


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