Re: On the security of e-mails
That's what GPG and a good MUA like Pine is for. Let's see "Big
Brother" crack 1024-bit public key crypto anytime this decade...
I know you can't legally do this in France; if you have a desire for your
email to be private, then I suggest moving to a country whose crypto
policies are not brain-dead, such as the USA, Canada, the UK, and so
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On Thu, 25 May 2000, Sergio Brandano wrote:
> I would like to raise the problem of the security of electronic
> mail. The problem popped into my mind a while ago, while reading
> about Italian legislation on the privacy and, in particular, of
> paper mail. I always wanted to draw the issue to the attention of the
> ``hi spheres'', but I am now in the UK, and the whole thing went into
> the limbo. The problem is simply as follows: there is no legislation
> that enforces the privacy of electronic mail. On the practical side,
> there is no software method currently implemented at large that
> allows the receiver, and only the receiver, to read his/her own mail.
> The secure transmission of mail is part of the whole process.
> The similar issue can easily be extended to the Internet, where sites
> (from the very client to the very server) can record your preferences,
> as if there were a big brother that spies on you and writes all down.
> An immediate consequence of it are all the SPAM mail selling
> financial services...
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