[thelist] cross platform PGP

Jon Molesa rjmolesa at consoltec.net
Mon Sep 7 07:39:53 CDT 2009

*On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 02:18:43PM +1200 Paul Bennett <Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a decent cross platform PGP encryption / decryption
> / signing client?

No not a cross platform PGP/GPG client.  Have you considered http://www.truecrypt.org/?  It's
GUI is cross-platform and achives what you're looking to do.  I've used
it with great success.  It has one really interesting feature called a
hidden partition.  Which is basically a hidden, encrypted partition
inside another encrypted partition.  Depending on the sensitivity of the
data, it would be impossible for anyone to find it without you telling
them of it's existence.

Truecrypt can even run from an unencrypted part of the thumbdrive.  So
you could carry the MAc and Windows clients around with you.  Though, if
you lost it that would tell anyone who found it that it likely contains
a TC partition.

The added advantage of TC over GPG is that the client takes care of
mmounting it as a drive on the machine.

Jon Molesa
rjmolesa at consoltec.net
if you're bored or curious

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