How can it be made even easier!?

listo factor listofactor at
Mon Oct 12 22:32:52 CEST 2015

On 10/12/2015 03:32 PM, Mark H. Wood - mwood at IUPUI.Edu wrote:

> Dare I suggest that people who need private and/or integrity-protected
> email for professional use should hire a professional to interview
> them, set up the software according to the client's standards for
> professional practice, and explain its use?  (That would suppose that
> one *can* find such people for hire.)
> Doctors and lawyers shouldn't be doing such things for themselves --
> they aren't trained for it, they don't have time for it, and much
> rides on getting it right.  (I had added "and bankers", but banks have
> whole departments devoted to securing records and communication, or
> should.)  Doctors and lawyers hire accountants to set up their
> financial subsystems, so why not hire experts to set up their
> communication subsystems?

Unfortunately, this approach has been subverted by several
decades of "computer security" doctrine, which held that
encryption must "just work", without any need on the part
of the user to understand the fundamentals. Which is why
doctors and lawyers expect the communications security to
be available as a product, just as the car they drive, and
not as a professional service, such as their bookkeeping.

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