Karl Hasselström kha at treskal.com
Tue Jun 28 14:42:03 CEST 2005

On 2005-06-28 13:44:19 +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:

> Jean-David Beyer wrote:
> > I do not see how it would be possible to stop the reader (i.e.,
> > the person, not the program) from copying and pasting that
> > decrypted email;
> It isn't. And if all else fails he can still write it down by hand.

If I'm not mistaken, the thing that gpg tries (or will try) to protect
against in this case is the cleartext being written to temporary files
and such things. That is, protect the user from herself (by making it
hard to make mistakes), not protect the cleartext from the user.

Karl Hasselström, kha at treskal.com

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