PGP Corp. has released a public beta of
PGP 8.0. The new version is ready for download from PGP Corp.’s Web site.
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PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, is a popular encryption method that’s been around more than a decade. The new PGP 8.0 version sports a new Cocoa-derived user interface and what the developers bill as “evolutionary improvements.”
The software provides built-in support for Apple’s Mail application and Microsoft Entourage v.X. It also has full interoperatability with PGP Disks created by prior products for Mac OS, as well as PGP Disk for Windows 7.0 and later.
AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, is supported, and Unicode support has been expanded too. And as part of PGP 8.0 support for Mac OS X, PGP encryption and digital signature features are accessible as a Mac OS X service from Cocoa or Carbon applications that support services. PGP features are also accessible from the software’s Dock menu.
PGP 8.0 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.2.1, according to PGP Corp.
Bear in mind that US export restrictions only allow that the following countries can download PGP 8.0: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. If you are not in one of these countries, you may not download the Public Beta, according to the developers.