17 June 1997
See export version and commercial
See latest export at ftp://ftp.hacktic.nl/pub/replay/pub/incoming/:
PGP50free.exe 3539 Kb Mon Jun 17 13:13:00 1996 Binary Executable PGP50trial.hqx 5260 Kb Tue Jun 17 06:24:00 1997 Macintosh BinHex Archive PGPFreeware... 5213 Kb Tue Jun 17 07:01:00 1997 Macintosh BinHex Archive
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 13:55:33 -0400 From: "Jeffrey I. Schiller" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [ANNOUNCE] PGP 5.0 Freeware is available from MIT -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- To: The PGP Community From: Jeffrey I. Schiller <email@example.com> Subject: PGP 5.0 Freeware is available from MIT I am pleased to announce the availability of PGP 5.0 Freeware from the MIT Web Site. PGP 5.0 Freeware is available for non-commercial use under license from MIT, PGP Inc. It uses the RSAREF toolkit licensed from RSA Data Security. This new version is a long awaited major upgrade and improvement to PGP 2.6.2. It has a native Windows '95, Windows NT and Macintosh interface. It supports additional ciphers, as well as new key types and message formats. Internally it is much improved as well. This release marks a major transition to a new public key infrastructure based on the Diffie-Hellman (DH) public key algorithm for privacy and the Digital Signature Standard (DSS) for digital signatures. The RSA algorithm is still supported and this version will work with the old RSA keys you may already have. However all new keys generated by this version will be DH/DSS keys. Many of the internal performance improvements are only available when used exclusively with DH/DSS keys (this is because using RSA keys requires PGP 5.0 to be backward compatible with PGP 2.6.2 which requires PGP 5.0 to use less efficient message formats). This version also includes automated keyserver support. It can automatically fetch PGP keys from the MIT keyserver (and other keyservers) as well as offer to upload any newly created keys. It also comes with plug-ins for Eudora and other major mail utilities. At the moment it is only available for Windows '95, NT and MacOS. A Unix (Linux) version is in the works but isn't ready yet, but we hope to have it ready within a week or two. Source code for this version was distributed at last weekend's cypherpunks meeting in hard copy form. Source will eventually be made available electronically, but isn't ready yet. You can find the Freeware PGP at either the PGP Home Page at: http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html or directly at: http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp-form.html Note: We anticipate a significant amount of traffic while people throughout the U.S. and Canada download PGP. Please be patient with the server (and with us)! -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP for Personal Privacy 5.0 Charset: noconv iQCVAwUBM6V9psUtR20Nv5BtAQE9IgP+OuB+wHml5C47s3YJjfbNq+3FWmql+DrG AE5Dag8aahKGf73SYHByhCZXowCzE0g8QeAx9VYpXy9CHp5GiSE8Iks1/U0AKz1h cxcQ2Etp7x2js9GAfP8ueD01RlIguQsh2hIP0cU9ymy8Fn1b7OscWk9hhmDjgBpv O36Lt5gPBwM= =+zQC -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
To: "UK Crypto List \(E-mail\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Brian Gladman <email@example.com> Cc: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: PGP 5.0 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 10:31:34 +0100 You may be interested to know that the trial version of the new PGP 5.0 product for the Intel PC is available in Europe. This should not have been exported from the US but it took less than a couple of hours to turn up over here after its US release. This product is truly a major step forward (on the PC at least!) and gives good email security and a user friendly interface to MS Exchange, MS Outlook and Eudora. There appear to be versions for the Mac as well although I cannot verify this. You can get this trial version at: ftp://ftp.hacktic.nl/pub/replay/pub/incoming/pgp50trial.exe This version expires in a couple of months and I have asked Phil whether he intends to make the product available here in Europe. I will let you know if I get a response. best regards, Brian Gladman One more nail in the coffin of crypto export controls!
17 June 1997:
Pretty Good Privacy Releases First in Next Generation of Easy-To-Use Encryption Products June 17, 1997 San Mateo, Calif., June 16 -- Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., the world leader in digital privacy and security software, http://www.pgp.com, today released PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0, the first member of the company's next generation of multi-platform, easy-to-use encryption products for individuals and small businesses. PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0, available today for sale via download from the Pretty Good Privacy website, gives people complete confidence that their email messages and files can be safeguarded by the strongest commercial cryptography available. PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 is an inexpensive software program, built on a new code base, which makes encrypting and digitally signing email and files as easy as a single click of a mouse. Now, for the first time, users can quickly and easily protect legal documents, medical records, insurance files, intellectual property... whether they use the Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 or Macintosh platforms. It is the genesis of a new line of encryption products that feature a dramatically enhanced graphical user interface, making encryption more accessible than ever before for novice through expert computer users. In addition to the unique graphical user interface, there are a host of new features (including multiple message cryptography, selective text cryptography and algorithm choice) which turn the once difficult operation of protecting email and documents into a very simple act. The principal functions of PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 can be operated from within the toolbar of five of the world's most popular email programs: Eudora Pro, Eudora Light, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook and Claris Emailer. The millions of users of these email programs can rapidly encrypt and digitally sign their email and documents. Finally, PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 integrates innovative new mechanisms to find and store public keys almost instantaneously on a network of public key servers containing tens of thousands of public keys worldwide. "Privacy in the information age has been hampered by difficult-to-use software that was built for people who were technologically very savvy," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President of Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. "With PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0, encrypting files and messages or finding someone's public key is now as easy as pushing a single button." PGP for Personal Privacy uses the same strong encryption technology that made PGP the worldwide de facto standard for sending secure messages across private intranets, public extranets and the global Internet. A message encrypted with 128-bit PGP software is 309,485,009,821,341,068,724,781,056 times more difficult to break than a message encrypted using standard 40-bit technology. Following in the tradition started by Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP and Chief Technology Officer, the code has been made available for peer review, ensuring that PGP has no backdoors and is fundamentally secure. "Encryption is a critical tool for the Net because it provides people with privacy, which has been lacking," said Charles W. Brandon, one of the early Beta testers, Chairman of The Reality Foundation, and one of the co-founders and former Senior Vice President of Information Systems for Federal Express Corp. "PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 is a graphically rich tool that makes encryption accessible for everyone and solves the privacy issue for individuals today." PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 is ideal for individuals and small businesses. For example, if John wishes to send financial data to his accountant, he can now confidently encrypt, digitally sign and send his tax information via email without concern that the data may be intercepted while in transit. In a business setting, if Susan, the Purchasing Manager, is working on a bid with Tom, a co-worker in another location, she can encrypt the file with Tom's public key and then place it on a common server on the network with the knowledge that only Tom can read it. PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 makes the once daunting task of encrypting email and files easy to do and manage. On June 16, 1997, Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. will make trying PGP even easier by offering a free 30-day trialware version of PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 at http://www.pgp.com. Public Keys Provide Privacy: In Brief In public key cryptography, a person creates a key pair: a public key which he/she distributes and a private key which he/she keeps confidential. Each one complements the other, but is useless without the other. For example, if Alice wishes to send a secure message to Bob, she encrypts her message with Bob's public key. Bob retrieves the message and decrypts Alice's message to him with his private key. (Bob alone should be the keeper of his private key). Using his private key, only Bob can decipher those messages which were encrypted using his public key. Upgrades for Existing Customers. Existing customers interested in upgrading to PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 should visit the Pretty Good Privacy website at http://www.pgp.com for details. New Features in PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 * Key Server Integration: A user can easily and automatically post a public key to a public key server with a single mouse click. By storing one's public key on a server, it is easily obtained by others who wish to communicate with the creator. Likewise, one is easily able to search the key server for other's public keys. * Multiple Message Cryptography: PGP speeds up information access and dissemination by allowing a user to type in his/her passphrase just once during a timed session, enabling the user to decrypt or sign several messages without having to continually type in the passphrase. * Selective Text Cryptography: On a PC running Eudora, one can selectively choose text then use the PGP pop up menu to perform any PGP operation. On a Macintosh, the new PGPmenu establishes text encryption and digital signatures via the PGP icon in the menu bar. Via PGPmenu or PGPtools, the application's main function bar, the user can engage the functions of PGP for Personal Privacy. * Algorithm choice: As mentioned earlier, PGP for Personal Privacy is now offering a choice of algorithms: DSS/Diffie-Hellman (the ElGamal variation of Diffie-Hellman) and RSA. Further Documentation is available as follows: Features and Benefits at http://www.pgp.com/products/pgp50-fab.cgi Datasheet at http://www.pgp.com/products/pgp50-datasheet.cgi Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.pgp.com/products/pgp50-faq.cgi Systems Requirements: Windows: * Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 * 8 MB RAM, 15 MB free disk space Macintosh: * Macintosh System 7.5 or later * 68020 Processor or later, including PowerPC * 8 MB RAM, 10 MB free disk space Plug-in requirements: * Microsoft Outlook 8.0 for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 * Microsoft Exchange 4.0 for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 * QUALCOMM Eudora Pro or Light 3.0.2 for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 * QUALCOMM Eudora Pro or Light 3.0 for Macintosh * Claris Emailer 2.0 v1 or greater for Macintosh Availability PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 is available as of June 16, 1997 for download from the Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. website at http://www.pgp.com. Boxed versions will be available on June 30, 1997 from the website or by calling Pretty Good Privacy sales at 888-747-3011. Pricing Before August 15, 1997, the price for PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 is: $39 download from the web $49 boxed (when available) After August 15, 1997, the price for PGP for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 will be: $49 download from the web $59 boxed About Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. Pretty Good Privacy, www.pgp.com, founded in March 1996, is the leading provider of digital-privacy products for private communications and the secure storage of data for businesses and individuals. Pretty Good Privacy's original encryption software for email applications (PGP) was distributed as freeware in 1991 by Phil Zimmermann, Chief Technical Officer and one of the Founders of Pretty Good Privacy, and allowed individuals, for the first time, to send information without risk of interception. With millions of users, it has since become the world leader in email encryption and the de facto standard for Internet mail encryption. Over one half of the Fortune 100 companies use PGP. In order to provide only the strongest encryption software, Pretty Good Privacy publishes all of its encryption source code and algorithms for extensive peer review and public scrutiny. The company can be reached at 415-572-0430; http://www.pgp.com. SOURCE Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. /CONTACT: Paul Lanyi, Senior Manager, Public Relations of Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., 415-524-6229, firstname.lastname@example.org; or David Krane of Niehaus Ryan Group, Inc., 415-827-7081, email@example.com/ [Copyright 1997, PR Newswire]