Starting in 1998 (I think) the PGP company run by Phil Zimmerman released the PGP SDK for Mac, Unix and Windows. This was a big event because it was the first time that comprehensive, high grade crytography became available to the average person.

Unfortunately, due to the buy out of PGP by Symantec that famous SDK is no longer available by any obvious source. There used to be links to it on Cryptome, but those links have been deleted.

Does anybody know how I can find the Mac version of the 2001 release of the PGP SDK (including source code)?

  • Have you checked the links against archive.org, in case the Internet Archive saved them? (Can you put them in the question, to aid in searching?) – Chris Hanson Apr 23 '17 at 7:15
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    I somewhat feel this question is at least borderline off-topic. – tofro Apr 23 '17 at 7:29
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    What do you need it for? A 2001 version of PGP is probably going to have security vulnerabilities. You'd do better with a modern version. – JeremyP Apr 24 '17 at 9:12
  • The SDK is still available symantec.com/connect/downloads/pgp-sdk – JeremyP Apr 24 '17 at 9:14
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    @Alnitak "No later than about 1986" would mean that e.g. DESQview (up through about the first half of the 1990s) or Windows 2.0 (late 1987) or Apple IIe (through about 1993) does not qualify as retro. That doesn't feel right. Anyway, please take that argument to Retrocomputing Meta if you feel strongly about it. – user Oct 20 '17 at 12:05

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