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    Send encrypted messages and files over email




    ON SECURITY


    Send encrypted messages and files over email


    By Lincoln Spector

    If you want to share sensitive information credit-card numbers, romantic messages, plans for world domination email is only slightly more secure than a megaphone.
    Here are some tips for locking up email messages so that only the intended recipients can read them.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/on-security/send-encrypted-messages-and-files-over-email/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Discussing the use of encrypted ZIP files, the article correctly points out: "you and the recipients must all have the same password. As mentioned above, sharing it securely can be tricky." The quick and easy solution is to send the password by SMS. Assuming your phone service provider is different from your email provider, this separartion should be more than good enough.

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    When I had to send a password at work by email, I would just write 'the information you require is passwordstring' where passwordstring was the password. No clues what it was or what is what for. Trouble is, I would then get a return message - is that the password for xyz?

    You can't always win!

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    I posted this over in Fred's Wi-FI column section but I think this tip fits into this area also. So on the premise that some people might miss this, I post the link to the original here:

    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...l=1#post977210

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    There is a PGP-Basics group on Yahoo that will assist new users, no questions considered too simple. You can also check your signature and such there.
    BTW: Very good article
    Lou

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