GnuPG 2.1.0 Supports ECC, Other Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 6 November 2014 at 09:16 AM EST. Add A Comment
GnuPG 2.1 "Modern" has been released as a big improvement over the earlier GnuPG 2.0 release.

GnuPG 2.1 brings support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), merging of secret keys is now supported, support for PGP-2 keys has been dropped for security reasons, create/signing key improvements, improvements to handling key server pools, a new format is used for locally storing public keys, card support has been updated, X.509 certificate creation has been improved, and there's many other enhancements.

Learn more about GnuPG 2.1 via its release announcement and its lengthy what's new page.
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