James Knott wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> As long as I know I have done nothing wrong, why encrypt anything? I have
>> never once encrypted an E-mail message (apart from testing purposes, file
>> encryption likewise) although I sign all my outgoing messages. One would
>> argue that due to such practices, any encrypted message would trigger
>> suspicion. The authorities would clearly dread the day when every single
>> message gets encrypted.
> Now consider doctors or others that are required by law to protect
> confidential patient data. They should be using encryption, when
> such data. How about if you're sending instructions to your bank or
> lawyer? Do you want anyone to be able to read that?
That's actually a very good point. Oddly enough I haven't thought about it
before and I bet people never stop and think how they conduct business and
what protocols are involved. Clearly there is no encryption among the
When I needed to send my Web host an important password, I requsted their
PGP key. I was then told that PGP was not set up on their machine... so I
sent it unencrpted... unfortunately this was not the only time that I sent
the password for a site over non-secure SMTP.
Roy S. Schestowitz