About FIPS

Robert T Wyatt robert.wyatt at mail.utexas.edu
Sun Jan 7 16:52:55 CET 2007

highspeednodrag wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think there was a question earlier about FIPS.
>   "Does the program have a FIPS-140-2 validation?" was the question I 
> believe.
> If the software/system is not on this list...
> http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/140-1/1401val.htm
> ...then it's not FIPS validated.  Thats it. So... you can't use
> GPG in any Federal market is the way I interpret this. At least in 
> situations where FIPS validation is required.
> Any other perspectives on this? I would _like_ to see GPG on the FIPS 
> approval list.
> hs

I wonder why the enigmail plugin for SeaMonkey asks for my FIPS password 
every time I open it then?

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