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Debian declassification delayed

Debian declassification delayed

Posted Jul 13, 2010 13:58 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
In reply to: Debian declassification delayed by dark
Parent article: Debian declassification delayed

If it is a mailing list with private archives and is documented clearly to be a private members only mailing list, it does have a high expectation of confidentiality regardless of whether it is encrypted or not.


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Debian declassification delayed

Posted Jul 13, 2010 14:47 UTC (Tue) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

>it does have a high expectation of confidentiality regardless of whether it is encrypted or not.

It baffles me why anyone would send unencrypted e-mail with even the slightest expectation of confidentiality. We've been saying for *years* that you shouldn't put anything in unencrypted e-mail that you wouldn't be happy putting on a postcard.

Debian declassification delayed

Posted Jul 13, 2010 15:23 UTC (Tue) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

It's really more like mail in an envelope -- it's illegal to intercept, and generally private, but is pretty easy to get at in transit if you put your mind to it.

Lots of mailservers do opportunistic encryption of the SMTP channel these days, too, so you can't eavesdrop as a passive attacker anymore.

Now you have to ~intercept the envelope, open it, read it, put the mail in a new envelope, and send it on the the destination~.


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