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Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext

From: Cor Gest
Subject: Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:48:39 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

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

>> subpoena's ? I rest my case ...
> On what?  If I did Internet banking (I don't) I would require my bank to
> encrypt any statements they emailed to me but I certainly would see no need
> to encrypt them locally.  The threat model would be identity theft, not
> breach of secrecy, and subpoenas would be no threat at all (nor would
> encryption be any protection in a civil case).

nah , those can be subpoenad from your bank without much hassle anyway.
so don't bother...

>> better not keep even the crypted version on any disk too
It is about 'private stuff', you do NOT want _anyone_ to get at.
if nothing is stored, nothing can be retrieved.

> Do you destroy all your bank statements immediately after reading them?

Nope, but I refuse to do any 'banking' online anyway.

and, yes , there are many _other_ uses for pgg too, authentication is
one of those uses.


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