Re: Pakistan to ban encryption software
- From: sid <blank@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:27:05 +0100
On 01/09/11 10:21, Norman Wells wrote:
Szymon von Ulezalka wrote:No, it will be about as private as an ordinary non-encrypted email,whichmost people use perfectly happily. If you _want_ to use encryption
which provides absolutely no privacy.
Don't be absurd. I can't read your emails, nor can you, without a lot of
effort, read anyone else's.
It's not a lot of effort, if you are into that kind of thing, or have access to the server either physically or remotely.
DNS poisoning is another route. You may say it is a lot of effort, but thousands of people are attempting it, thousands of times, daily, all day. Sooner or later they score.
Try looking in your firewall logs, everybody is bombarded with attempts at access, sometimes many times a second if the bot doing the probe finds your IP more interesting than usual. Linux email servers are a prime target, there are a few types of virus and rootkits floating about in cyberspace for linux, and they are always aimed at servers.
Multiply that number by thousands for windows and home PCs, which also intercept email directly from the host, and can be injected into a PC from something as simple as a webpage, and you still think email is secure?
than _need_ to use it, why is it not a fair question to ask why, and
to have a suspicion that the true answer will be 'for nefarious
are you locking your house, when you go out?
I'm sure normal email suffices. Why do you think anyone would be
interested in the slightest in intercepting your correspondence? Are
you very important?
do you have any idea how easy it is to get someone's else private
info, if send via unencrypted channel? PIN nunbers, paypal login &
password, facebook etc etc
No-one's saying commercial dealings should not be encrypted.
and personal connections are often used for commercial communications, emailing work from home is an example. just as commercial networks are are often used for personal communications, emailing the secretary you happen to be having an affair with, for example.
Don't be silly. Ordinary email is not at all easily intercepted by
all and sundry, so it's already in an envelope. And there's no
proposal to change that at all.
have you ever tried to sniff some package on some network? it is easy
to do so...
But to get to specific information that you might want to know is rather
So you just sniff everything and grep the results and let it find what you want, trivial to do. I suggest again you try it yourself, grep is a very powerful tool that makes that kind of task very simple.
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