April 23, 2001

It's hip to encrypt

Author: JT Smith

An anonymous reader writes: "With recent news regarding lawsuits over emails, companies firing employees over using email services for their own use, mistrust, insecurities, etc., I often wonder why more people haven't gotten hip to using encryption, or at least PGP signing email. An SSL certificate, PGP, something, anything to provide a definitive method of protection for themselves.

How important is one's life to them? When people are ordering merchandise over the net, are they that naive to think that the world is a safe place? Aside from that, my biggest gripe is still focused on why many haven't yet shifted to at least PGP signing an email as a standard de facto action.

Read more at LinuxNewbie.org."

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