Can TrueCrypt be used to decrypt PGP volumes?

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Author: multiplex77 PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Can TrueCrypt be used to decrypt PGP volumes?
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Hi,

Iíve got PGP Desktop Corporate installed on my workstation. I plan to use it to create an encrypted file container (i.e., a virtual encrypted disk within a file) to store my confidential documents. I then need to send this file container to another party for him to decrypt it and open my documents.

But my problem is the other party does not have PGP installed. Is it possible for him to install TrueCrypt (or other freeware encryption software) and decrypt my file?

Note: Installing TrueCrypt on my workstation is not an option.

Thanks for the advice.

Author: Fire AntLocation: London PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject:
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No. They are completely different file formats. I suggest using the Self-Decrypting Archive function within PGP DT. This creates an encrypted exe file which the user run and extract the documents. The only draw back with that is that most content filters usually block exe files.

Matt_s

Author: multiplex77 PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject:
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Thanks much for the answer.



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