Encouraging email security.
Thu May 22 19:51:03 2003
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* Ryan Malayter <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003.05.22 10:08 -0500]:
> From: Werner Koch [mailto:email@example.com]
> >People know that they can not trust whats on an envelope;
> >maybe except for the timestamp of the postal service.
> Ah, but people actually *don't* know this about email.
I agree. I was recently in a "sexual harassment" class where the
teacher, a lawyer, virtually rolled his eyes and laughed at the
"I didn't send that email" defense. I suggested that it was
trivial to spoof the origin of an email; he said that it doesn't
matter what you can do, it only matters what a jury of your peers
think you can do. He clearly thought that the claim held no
credibility in any sensible person's mind.
I must review my disbelief in angels.
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