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Topic 11 of 44: Encryption - PGP and otherwise

Sun, Nov 10, 1996 (23:54) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
It's not "great". It's "pretty good". Thus, PGP is pretty good privacy. The
best source on this topic is Simson Garfinkel's book, PGP - Pretty Good Privacy published by the O'Reilly folks.

"Over the next several years, the US Government will spend more money making it easy to wiretap the Information Highway than it will connecting schools, libraries, and hospitals." - Marc Rotenberg. (eg. the Clipper Chip).

The battle has just begun.
10 responses total.

 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 1 of 10: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Nov 10, 1996 (23:59) * 4 lines 
 
Well, compared to the Clipper chip, maybe it is great.

Check out the TranSoft Mail Control Center item in the apps conference
for an email program that uses PGP. Now where did I put my keys?


 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 2 of 10: Bjorn Heidarr Gudmundsson  (bubbi) * Mon, Nov 11, 1996 (04:02) * 7 lines 
 

Hi Terry!
I think you left them inside your locked car. Sorry about that. I will provide you with the software to regain access....

PGP is considered unbreakable. The only known way to be able to read PGP encrypted PGP message is to break in to the receivers home/office to get his/her computer or at least copy of the private keys, and yet, although you have these you'll need his/her passphrase (Password) to be able to use the keys.

Wiretapping is easy, it's the reading of whats going on on the wire that will be tricky....


 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 3 of 10: Bjorn Heidarr Gudmundsson  (bubbi) * Tue, Nov 12, 1996 (18:58) * 7 lines 
 

Hi again Terry!
I find this conference a bit hidden from the world! I'll place a link to this topic as well on my pages, as this relates to my work.
The frontpage of your site should though be pointing more to this conversation; "the Internet".
Everyone who surfs the net, likes talking about it!




 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 4 of 10: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 12, 1996 (20:05) * 2 lines 
 
And check out our web conference as well. Someday a travel conference or
a places conference where we can talk about Sveeeden.


 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 5 of 10: Bjorn Heidarr Gudmundsson  (bubbi) * Wed, Nov 13, 1996 (04:24) * 6 lines 
 
Lets talk about: Who needs email encryption methods.
The first topic i would like to mention here is:
CLUBS AND CLUB-MEMBERS
This group of users desperately need encrypted messages... Their subject concerns the club, prices, memberships etc, etc.
The clubs i am in do not use email. All is sent by snail. Why? There are no easy mailers for us.



 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 6 of 10: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Wed, Nov 13, 1996 (14:01) * 1 lines 
 
By clubs, I mean to take it you are referring the to many "associations" that have memberships. That's what we have a lot of around Austin. But it would seem like their need for security wouldn't be as great as that of merchants seeking anonymity for credit card transactions. What kind of clubs are we talking abou here?


 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 7 of 10: Bjorn Heidarr Gudmundsson  (bubbi) * Wed, Nov 13, 1996 (17:25) * 13 lines 
 
The whole bunch, really!
Take:
1. Computer clubs. They have all sorts of price deals for members.

2. Roundtable. All sorts of deals and offers goes around between members.

3. Rotary, Lions, ...

4. All clubs dealing and weeling...

I am refering to all clubs that have offers and dealing towards members.
Many of them are also using creditcards to place orders when an offer comes along.



 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 8 of 10: Bjorn Heidarr Gudmundsson  (bubbi) * Sun, Nov 17, 1996 (11:19) * 8 lines 
 

The next PGP user group:
THE COMPANIES.

What makes PGP so special is not just the encryption, but also the fact that you can only decrypt the message IF IT COMES FROM THE RIGHT PERSON, but not just any person who makes believe as another person. This guarenties the receiver that the sender is actually the one that he sais he is.
Thus you are able to send SIGNED CONTRACTS and other vital messages on whatever topic you choose as well as hidden/private messages. This makes the PGP STRONG and SECURE!




 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 9 of 10: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Thu, Mar  3, 2005 (08:43) * 10 lines 
 
http://www.netaction.org/encrypt/pgp.html

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 Topic 11 of 44 [internet]: Encryption - PGP and otherwise
 Response 10 of 10: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar  3, 2005 (09:22) * 2 lines 
 
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