The Zip Standard

By Deane Barker on June 10, 2003

InfoWorld: The .zip standard splinters: PKZip and WinZip are arguing about the .zip format. They’re going to fork the standard, it appears.

“The .zip format couldn’t stay the same forever. For one thing, it desperately needed adequate encryption. The long-established .zip 2.04g specification’s password protection couldn’t stop a reasonably knowledgeable hacker.”

Be safe, use TAR.