symmetric email encryption
2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Sat Jul 19 16:30:54 CEST 2014
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On Friday 18 July 2014 at 8:23:08 PM, in
<mid:20140718192308.47A05A0147 at smtp.hushmail.com>, vedaal at nym.hush.com
> The only annoyance with this type of approach, is that
> it needs a separate passphrase for each correspondent,
How? Running "gpg --symmetric test.txt" only gives me the opportunity
to enter one passphrase for the encryption.
> Hushmail has a one-way variant of this approach.
> The receiver gets a message that an encrypted e-mail
> has been sent, and is directed to the Hushmail server
> where the sender's question is asked, and the receiver
> has 3 chances to provide the correct answer. A correct
> answer decrypts the symmetrically encrypted e-mail and
> the plaintext is displayed on the Hushmail server. The
> e-mail is removed from the server after 72 hours.
It is a good idea to tell the recipient in advance. Otherwise they
just see yet another unsolicited email suggesting to follow a link or
visit an unfamiliar website.
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