1994-02-15 - Re: PGP

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From: rcain@netcom.com (Robert Cain)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com (cypherpunks)
Message Hash: de0f01cf096c17bd9289e1cca3f86deb82ce17891b4610c45ea71fc783148b44
Message ID: <199402150738.XAA23905@netcom9.netcom.com>
Reply To: <199402121811.KAA02105@mail.netcom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-15 07:41:33 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 14 Feb 94 23:41:33 PST

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From: rcain@netcom.com (Robert Cain)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 94 23:41:33 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com (cypherpunks)
Subject: Re: PGP
In-Reply-To: <199402121811.KAA02105@mail.netcom.com>
Message-ID: <199402150738.XAA23905@netcom9.netcom.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
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It has been said:
> Could someone EMAIL me where I could get a copy of PGP for my Netcom
> account?  Thanks.  

I would like to emphasize that it is useless and a jeopardy to those
who communicate with anyone on a public connect service such as Netcom
using PGP.  The *only* way that PGP can be used effectively is to run
it on a local computing resource like a PC that is *not* directly
connected to the net.  It is irresponsible to use it otherwise.

I don't mean to flame.  The danger and futility of using PGP on a
multi-user, networked system seems non-obvious to a lot of folks.



Bob Cain    rcain@netcom.com   408-354-8021

           "I used to be different.  But now I'm the same."

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