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    pgp and av software for linux

    im running slackware 10 and i have a bunch of pgp encrypted files on a cd that i need to decrypt, is there some open source equivilent of pgp for linux that i can decrypt these with? also, whats some good av and anti-spyware/addware(is there even any addware/spyware targeted at linux?) software for linux? preferably some free, open source stuff

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    You might like to check out the BitDefender site for AV stuff.

    Remember that it mostly is there to protect Windows users you might connect to as there is still very little that will actually run on Linux.

    Cheers

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    Re: pgp and av software for linux

    Originally posted here by Phonedog911
    im running slackware 10 and i have a bunch of pgp encrypted files on a cd that i need to decrypt, is there some open source equivilent of pgp for linux that i can decrypt these with? also, whats some good av and anti-spyware/addware(is there even any addware/spyware targeted at linux?) software for linux? preferably some free, open source stuff
    Use GnuPG for encryption. GnuPG is included with Slackware, but you can always get the latest version at
    www.gnupg.org

    There shouldn't be any need for virus/spyware protection under Linux. There are very few viruses and no spyware/adware (as far as I know) for Linux. That's the beauty of it.

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    pgp
    http://www.gnupg.org

    av
    http://clamav.net
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=262564

    Clam is great on mail / file servers. Adware isn't a problem on nix yet.

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    GnuPG
    http://www.hackinglinuxexposed.com/a.../20031204.html
    http://www.hackinglinuxexposed.com/a.../20031231.html
    http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...=Google+Search

    Anti Virus
    http://www.clamav.net/

    anti-spyware/addware(is there even any addware/spyware targeted at linux?)
    None that I know of at this time. I have never received any spyware on my linux systems.

    Sorry, alittle slow typing.

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    why does it take so long to decrypt? i decrypted these files with pgp 8.1 on a windows machine in like 2 minutes each, gpg is taking forever just to decrypt one... i cant tell whether it's messing up or just slow or what

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    its been like 45 minutes now and im starting to think something is seriously wrong. i did a gpg -d file.pgp. the file was about 200 mb. it goes slow on kdepgp also

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    Well one basic method of spyware exists [albeit not the most dangerous one, by far] in the form of cookies. But Firefox has a nice per-case system that allows you to select cookie behaviour for every site you visit.

    Get chkrootkit and run it as root once in a while to be safe, but there isn't much in the open that could affect you, especially since the ratio of interest versus difficulty [when it comes to penetrating a Linux box] makes you unimportant in the eyes of the possible hackers that could 'own' your box.
    /\\

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    silly me, i was using -d and i should have been using --decrypt files for files derrrrrrr

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