Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, is a public-key crypto system. PGP is commonly used to provide privacy and digital signatures for e-mail correspondence. E-mail is trivial to forge, like you may have noticed from all the ebay and Bank of America phishing scams. E-mail also traverses the internet in plain text; as a rule, it's not encrypted. This means that your communication can be read in transit. If you don't take precautions like PGP, you shouldn't be sending sensitive information (e.g., account numbers, financial data, contact information, etc.) over e-mail.


I'm currently using the following keys: