[oclug] secure email
dan at hld.ca
Fri Aug 16 10:00:03 EDT 2002
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 09:53:19AM -0400, Bart Trojanowski wrote:
> *: Application level encryption is the easiest to setup. The
> application either supports it (via patches or upgrades) or it does not.
> There are a few choices here, but on this list we will tell you to use
> GPG (gnupg or GNU Privacy Guard). It is a method of encrypting every
> mail with public key cryptography. This method is setup by the user on
> an application basis. Each user you want to encrypt mail to must be
> able to decrypt it using GPG (have a key, have software setup, etc).
> The most important thing about GPG/PGP is that you don't have to own the
> machine (ie have root) to install it. It's very safe and you cannot
> screw up. The worst you could probably do -- unless you try to make
> mistakes -- is to make your key worthless. To protect yourself learn
> about PGP before you start.
I suspect that he is concerned about clear text passwords being sent
across when he gets his mail. In that case GPG wouldn't help.
Dan Cardamore mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hld.ca
09:58:48 up 1 day, 23:07, 2 users, load average: 0.20, 0.56, 0.39
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