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#1 Guest_Jay_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:39 AM

Came accross this site which offers transparent end to end 2048 bit encryption.I was reading something re a bill which has gone or will be shortly going througth parliament which enables the government in the UK to monitor joe public's e-mails. If your worried about your privacy it's worth getting a a/c. Might be wrong but i beleive the gov can't grack it.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 04:38 AM

There are other free encrypted mail providers such as LokMail. The problem with this kind of services is that your private key is stored on their servers, so they might read your mail as well.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 04:41 AM

Update: LokMail is not free anymore, but MailVault is.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 05:57 AM

So far I have been quite happy with pgp for e-mail. As far as encrypting my files I use AES 256bit encryption. Depending on which OS I'm in at the time determines which prog I will use.

Thanks for the update Werpon.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 03:40 PM

www.pgpi.org has pgp for international use. you can make a 4096Bit key :) Strong enough for ya. :)

You can also use it for signing things too.

note: i don't recommend the adapter encryption stuff, it's tricky and it messes up wireless connections. Don't install the VPN Net feature if you use a wireless card.
7.0 is better then 8.0 because 8.0 is nag ware.

good luck.

#6 Blake

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 04:38 PM

4096Bit key


geez are we keeping government secrets on our box?? :)

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Posted 29 April 2003 - 12:20 PM

isn't this governmentsecurity.org? no i have no secrets only lies :) lol j/k

Actually 1024 has been broken for pgp. 4096 is like using AES 128 or 256, don't let the bit size fool you.

#8 Blake

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 04:14 AM

isn't this governmentsecurity.org?

Just a catchy name nothing more :D


4096 is like using AES 128 or 256, don't let the bit size fool you.


Thanks for clearing that up, I was letting the bit size fool me. Right now I do use AES 256 on backups of my pst and microsoft money files. I would'nt want my account information to be found by someone on a cd I leave laying around by an accident.





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