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27. 

Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?

[A]. Phil Zimmermann
[B]. Tim Berners-Lee
[C]. Marc Andreessen
[D]. Ken Thompson

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Phil Zimmermann created the first version of PGP encryption in 1991. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting and decrypting texts, E-mails, files, directories and whole disk partitions to increase the security of e-mail communications.

Utkarsh said: (Sep 8, 2011)  
What is it? please explain it.

Tariq Ahmad said: (Oct 12, 2011)  
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting and decrypting texts, E-mails, files, directories and whole disk partitions to increase the security of e-mail communications. It was created by Phil Zimmermann in 1991.

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