Why PGP is an extremely bad choice for a file server’s at-rest encryption, and how to do it right

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP and all of its variants) is a well-known encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. While PGP is excellent for securing emails and individual files, using it for at-rest file encryption on a file server is not advisable. This article explains why PGP is unsuitable for this purpose and why a streaming encryption method is a better alternative.

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