Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Symantec Buys PGP

Phil Zimmerman's PGP - Pretty Good Privacy - was developed in 1991, sold to Network Associates (McAfee) in 1997, put on hold by McAfee in 2001, bought back by PGP Corporation (made up of original PGP team members) in 2002 and has now been bought by Symantec.

Well, that's the death knell for PGP.  Symantec and their Shitas Touch - where everything they buy is dismantled and destroyed - will take it, break it and make it useless, slow, resource intensive and almost impossible to uninstall without a complete system format.  This seems to be what Symantec does best.

Farewell PGP - I knew you when you were young and viable!


The Outspoken Wookie

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