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Re: Anyone use PGP?

  • Subject: Re: Anyone use PGP?
  • From: Jock. <real_class_a2003@yahoo.fr>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 15:55:48 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • Organization: At Home
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On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 05:41:52 +0100, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>

>Jock. wrote:
>> On 21 Apr 2005 23:42:00 -0700, "Jack Ouzzi" <jack.ouzzi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>Anyone use the Pretty Good Privacy freeware (or other) to exchange
>>>secure e-mails and the like. I'm just getting into PC security and
>>>Cryptography (no yawning anyone) and my jaw is still scraping the
>>>ground about how 'OPEN' and exposed we all are !!
>> PGP's fine and perfectly secure, but the problem is that you
>> can only communicate securely with other PGP users.
>That's exactly the point. Most people to whom I send signed messages are
>Windows/Office users. To them PGP is just clutter and it must appear as if
>I try to educate them, which is bad.
>E-mail messages are highly exposed. However, you must ask yourself: will
>anyone have an /interest/ in them? What is there to lose? A hijacked Web
>site? A profitable patent?

I've been using unenciphered EMail for years with only one

I sent a credit card number in an EMail and it was hijacked in the USA.
The first I knew of it was when the bank phoned me to say that my credit
card number was found on a list discovered by the FBI in pursuit of an
investigation into credit card fraud, and that I had to change my card.
Nothing was taken.

Apart from that, no problems.



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