[Chugalug] Is time for crypto for non-techies class?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Jun 11 17:30:19 UTC 2013


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On 6/11/2013 1:03 PM, John Aldrich wrote:
> Quoting Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>:
> 
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>> On 6/11/2013 11:46 AM, Rod-Lists wrote:
>>> No need to make it easy. They thermal scanners that look thru 
>>> walls. Doesn't mean my next house will be made of glass.
>> 
>> Therein lies the rub.  Crypto by definition and nature is NOT
>> EASY. You think explaining a distributed PKI infrastructure is
>> difficult, try configuring/installing/maintaining one....
>> 
> There are plugins for a number of popular mail clients for the 
> commercial PGP. I'm betting there's similar plugins for GPGP. I may
> be wrong. Who knows. Something worth thinking about though. I know
> at one time I had to configure PGP for Outlook a few  years ago.


You would lose that bet.  GPG works with Thunderbird.  No Outlook
plugin works reliably past Outlook 2003, or at all beyond Outlook 2007.

Regards,

dtb



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