Frontends for Windows

Loic Bernable
Mon Nov 19 14:18:01 2001

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Selon Arild Bjork :=20
> It's free enough for me. The license to GPGshell states:


>    You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble "THE
>    SOFTWARE", except and only to the extent that such activity is
>    expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this
>    limitation.

> But if the GnuPG teams can't accept it, well it's their problem. I believe
> GnuPG will have a much harder time gaining acceptance without a decent
> frontend.

It seems you haven't understood the underlying problem.

The question is : why did you decide to use GnuPG ? To improve your
security, I imagine, as most people here did.=20

However, using such a program, especially under this freeware kind of
license, is clearly a security problem, as many people have already told
you. I also agree that GPGshell must not contain any backdoor, but
precisely you make your system security rely entirely on this asumption.
Even if this is a bug, the passphrase is at some moment within the
program memory, and who knows what is done of it then ?

There are a lot of ways a program can send data over the internet by any
mean, I'm quite sure this can be easily feasible, especially under

Your opinion is that this program is good for GnuPG for it provides a
user-friendly interface, even if its source code is closed.

My opinion is you don't deserve to use GnuPG.

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