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New Rebranding with PGP 10.2.1MP4: the name "PGP" is dead (!)

Created: 24 Sep 2012 • Updated: 24 Sep 2012 | 3 comments

Dear All,

sad but true - with release of PGP 10.2.1 MP4 the name "PGP" will be erased:

"Symantec identity branding. PGP Desktop has been renamed and is now Symantec Encryption Desktop for Mac OS X. PGP Whole Disk Encryption is now Symantec Drive Encryption"

http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1353

will Symantec still publish the ACTUAL source-code?

 

regards, Stork

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PGP_Ben's picture

we have always maintained the source code. It's still freely available here:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/symantec-pgp-desktop-peer-review-source-code

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Stork476's picture

Dear PGP_Ben,

thx for the link, I am aware of it - but:

I have been asking for the "ACTUAL" source code, the link refers to PGP 10.0.1 version from 2011 (?), currently I am using version 10.3.0 of Encryption Desktop - powered by PGP technology.

when will the source code be updated again to the actual running version? Although I have read the comment from D. Finkelstein (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/trust) that even in the former times of PGP Corp "The source code that was published by PGP Corporation was never quite exactly what was used to build the PGP products".

and that "Symantec has owned PGP Corporation for over two years now.  There has been no pressure to change our focus on security, no pressure to add "backdoors", and complete support for our desire to publish our (slightly redacted) source code."

Even if the source code is "slightly redacted" it would be very adviseable to keep the actual source code published, as  - to my knowledge - PGP-WDE (or now "Symantec Encryption Desktop") is the only commercially available all-in-one product with published source code, so the trust ist still there...

best greetings , Stork

 

PGP_Ben's picture

by the way, here is a handy article to reference the rebranded names from PGP to Symantec:

 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197084

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