Yes, it is as safe as
generating your keys using a local application. The key generation on
this website is done client-side only. This means the key pairs are
generated entirely in your web browser and they never leave your
computer. This website never sees any key related data or the key
Sure. For starters, it
enforces using a passphrase with each key generated. This ensures some
level of protection if your key is ever stolen. It also automatically
generates two subkeys for you, one for signing and the other for
encryption. You can use your subkeys to sign and encrypt data and keep
your private key safe. The bit length of generated subkeys will be
identical to the length you specified for the primary key. The primary
key it generates for you never expires. You can, however, set the
expiration date on the generated subkeys using the 'Expire' option in
the key generation form.
Elliptic Curve Cryptography
(ECC) is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic
structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. One of the main
benefits in comparison with non-ECC cryptography (with plain Galois
fields as a basis) is the same level of security provided by keys of
smaller size. For example, a 256-bit ECC public key should provide
comparable security to a 3072-bit RSA public key. ECC is still not
widely supported in many PGP client applications so I advise that you
generate ECC keys only if you know what you're doing. You can read more
about it at RFC 6637.
PGP key generation is a
resource intensive process. As a result, your may experience increased
CPU and memory usage on your device, which can result in performance
issues. The performance impact depends on the hardware capabilities of
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program
that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication.
PGP is often used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files,
directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail
communications. It was created by Phil Zimmermann in 1991. PGP and similar
software follow the OpenPGP standard (RFC 4880) for encrypting and decrypting
This site only provides a simple and easy to use tool for people to generate PGP keys
with. Today, the common methods for generating keys still involve going to a command
prompt of a Linux/Unix machine and using the GPG utility, or installing a PGP compatible
application on your desktop. I wanted to provide an easier way to generate keys. None of
this would be possible without the awesome Open Source software I'm utilizing. I'm
PGP (kbpgp). For file saving capabilities
I am utilizing Eli Grey's wonderful
This project is a fork of Heiswayi Nrird's PGP Suite. Matej Ramuta forked it
and added message encryption and decryption.
TheChiefMeat added sign only mode, sign+encrypt mode as well as support for 8192 RSA keys.
username1565 Added PGP key verification, file selection as well as program icons,
file uploading and downloading for textareas, notify message, and base64 encoding for files.
This site is Open Source and the source code are available