PGP’s Longevity

In which I read about GPG’s issues and think about it’s possible decline.

I recently came across an article on Mastodon regarding the state of PGP/GPG.

It lists out some really compelling reasons why PGP shouldn’t be used as well as providing alternatives. Many of these tools are easier to use than GPG/PGP and are, frankly, more popular. Thinking about this, it had been absolutely forever since I had actually used my GPG key for anything other than signing my git commits. While I guess that is still a good use for it, I may not bother anymore. Are we in a post-GPG encryption era?

By Nathan

Hello! My name is Nathan and I'm a technologist living and working in the south east. I love breaking crap and fixing it. I tend to break more than I fix. When I'm not breaking and fixing stuff, I'm playing games with my son or going to Disney with my family. I strongly support open source software, hardware and greater transparency in government.