1993-07-08 - Re: text p.d. cryptosystems for email

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
To: pmetzger@lehman.com
Message Hash: 816eb501f5c5a8386177be0c3729ec029f658ae6de56dcdf3a24eb8cef279de1
Message ID: <m0oE0L4-00026eC@warrior>
Reply To: <9307081540.AA22568@snark.shearson.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-07-08 18:14:05 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 8 Jul 93 11:14:05 PDT

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp)
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 93 11:14:05 PDT
To: pmetzger@lehman.com
Subject: Re: text p.d. cryptosystems for email
In-Reply-To: <9307081540.AA22568@snark.shearson.com>
Message-ID: <m0oE0L4-00026eC@warrior>
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> What you want is PGP. Doubtless someone out there is likely to tell
> you more about it...

I'd be careful with PGP - since the source code is freely available, it'd be
simplicity itself to insert one or two lines of C code to snarf away a copy
of your cleartext before encryption.  Somewhere where ye olde sysadmin could
peruse it at his/her leisure...

The only way to be sure is to get PGP off the net (from an ftp site out of
the control of your admin folks) and build it yourself.
Ed Carp				erc@wetware.com			510/659-9560
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