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Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext

From: Cor Gest
Subject: Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 20:20:55 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Some entity, AKA John Hasler <>,
wrote this mindboggling stuff:

>> BUT , have you thought about why you used encryption in the first
>> place...
> He didn't.  The sender did,

Yes, but why ?  the receipient must have given his public key
to achieve that, so if one doe not care about it why have a key in the
first place ?
>> ...storing it in clear defies any logic to use any encrypotion at all.

> Perhaps his threat model is such that local access is not a concern.

subpoena's ? I rest my case ... ;-)
(better not keep even the crypted version on any disk too)

> A "permanently decrypt" command would be very convenient, though it should
> never be the default.
Agreed !

But storing in clear-text is allready possible, which needs a consious
decision and action to do so.

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