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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Does Your E-mail Take a Pit Stop? Reply with quote

Most of us in the sec world already know that NO transfers are safe that are unencrypted. In the case of governments, I'm not so sure about most encrypted transfers either.

Anyway, you might consider that in addition to ISPs, there are also many routers that all transfers travel thru. At any point along the route, it can be intercepted. At the routers and servers, these transfers are technically held in storage for a period.

The case discussed in the linked article here has just basically made it(at least temporarily) legal for the companies that provide services to monitor these transfers including email.

http://www.irmi.com/Expert/Articles/2004/Clayton09.aspx
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting article Mikey, and a very real cause for concern IMO.

A related article here:

http://www.pgp.com/resources/ctocorner/ispsreademail.html

I recently started using PGP for some of my email. It's free for personal use:

http://www.pgp.com/downloads/freeware/index.html

And here's one to chew on - everyone using gmail should encrypt their emails and see how Google likes that. Razz I wonder what kind of ads it would serve then? Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got no adds in my gmail?? must be something blocking them! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to use Hushmail before they went down the road of very shoddy service.
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