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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



PGP/GPG Fingerprint:
  EFD1 AC6C 7ED5 E453 C367  AC7A B474 16E0 758D 7ED9

Version: 3.12
GCM d- s:+ a--- C++++ UL++++ P L+++ E W++ N o-- K- w
O--- M- V- PS+ PE- Y PGP t+ 5 X- R tv+ b DI--- D+
G e-- h++ r--- y

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...
>  Sergio
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