If I have a GPG file that's passphrase protected, with no key, is it still encrypted? (It was hard to google for an answer to that question). A guy on answers.yahoo.com said it's not. So... what's the point of the passphrase? I don't get it.
From what I've read, GPG permits either a passphrase, or a key file, but the two are mutually exclusive right? You can't have both the key file and a passphrase?
Anyway, I read up on this a lot and I can't get a grasp on that. - If you can tell me that a passphrase alone provides encryption that's fine, thanks.