PGP is an asymmetric encryption method in which the sender and receiver use two different keys (public key / private key). Strictly speaking, it is a hybrid encryption method in which the actual message is symmetric and the key is asymmetrically encrypted. More detailed information about PGP can be found on Wikipedia.
Using the public PGP key of the Medical Documentation Department:
The latest version of Open Source Software ("Free Software" OSS) for using the PGP functionality is always available at:
OpenPGP signature (gpg4win-3.1.15.exe)
Gpg4win supports the two relevant cryptographic standards OpenPGP and S / MIME (X.509). Gpg4win is the official GnuPG distribution for Windows and is maintained by the developers of GnuPG. Gpg4win and its components are Free Software (OSS). All dialogues are completely available in German.Gpg4win was commissioned by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).