Secure email is still broken

My friend Fred Avolio has been making me feel guilty about not trying to use secure email. In his latest essay (Fred is an independent network security consultant and he also writes a regular series of essays), he encourages his readers to start using digital signatures and start encrypting their message traffic. He claims, and I completely agree with him, that if we continue to treat our electronic correspondence as worthless, then eventually our businesses will suffer.

So, how hard can it be? Let me tell you, after trying several different technologies, I have come to the conclusion: secure email is still the pits. You can read the entire essay here.

Want a simple solution that you can implement, at least for people who want to send you encrypted messages? Read the solution here.

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