E-Mail Encryption: Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

Adam ENDRODI borso@vekoll.saturnus.vein.hu
Thu Oct 24 11:31:02 2002

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 08:43:11AM -0500, Gill, John wrote:
> The interface is too confusing for the "average-home" user.  It's like
> asking them to perform a tune-up on a car. They just don't know or care to
> know.

I think that's the point.  I often observed while talking to my
friends (evan from the DCS) and the subject comes to computer
security they *always* argue "Oh come on, why on earth should
anyone bother reading my documents?", "I have no sensitive data"
or "How would they know about me?".  I wondered what'd be the
effects of a real demonstration -- just to let them know how it
feels when it turns out month later someone tampered with their

On the other hand, there must be scores of risks in the "real"
world which we're not aware of however poses (or might pose) serious
threat on our life (eg.  gm food).


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