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Re: Identity Based Encryption
From: Guillaume Ross <guillaume () binaryfactory ca>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:18:48 -0400

I think it's worth noting that GPGMail for Mac now works great in Mountain Lion, and can already work with a minor 
tweak in Mavericks. They had to do a big update to handle the sandboxing but now that it is done I don't expect OS X 
upgrades to cause major issues with it for a while.

The question is: Does anyone know of a good way to read PGP/GPG emails on mobile?

I remember there was a "web app/javascript based thing" for iOS that wasn't really stable but I don't think it's still 
alive.

What are your favorite PGP/GPG capable mail clients for Android and iOS? There doesn't seem to be much for iOS, and I'm 
pretty sure the fact that bundling GPL stuff in App Store apps is impossible is one of the reasons why.

Guillaume

On 2013-06-25, at 4:23 PM, Oleg Laskin <oleglaskin () gmail com> wrote:

I would never recommend anyone to have third-party hold the private key. Privates should stay private. :)

Have you looked at GPG ? http://www.gnupg.org/ 

It has multi-platform support and is free.  
There is a windows-based software using GPG called GPG4Win ( http://www.gpg4win.org/ ) that provides encryption, 
email software and includes an Outlook plugin. 
I've used it in the recent past and it seemed to do the job nicely.

Oleg.


On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Mrs. Y. <networksecurityprincess () gmail com> wrote:
1. Free/cheap

2. The private key can't be held by a 3rd party that may have to produce
it to the feds without notifying owner.

3. VERY secure. It's my understanding that the IBE implementation from
Voltage, while functional and easy to use, has some security issues.

current proposed solution: Thunderbird with Enigmail plugin via portable
apps on Ironkey.




On 6/25/13 4:01 PM, Oleg Laskin wrote:
I am curious as to requirements: Are they looking for end-to-end
encryption internally or with select clients or with everyone ?

IBE seems to provide an option for an on-site gateway as well as
cloud-based one: "... Voltage SecureMail can be deployed on-premise, or
delivered as SaaS from the Voltage SecureMail Cloud™ ..."

I have used Cisco's Ironport Mail gateway with encryption options in the
past: it works but I am not a fan.

Symantec has a PGP-based solution. Requirements may help narrow it down.

Oleg.


On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Mrs. Y
<networksecurityprincess () gmail com
<mailto:networksecurityprincess () gmail com>> wrote:

    I'm in a position to recommend/suggest an encryption solution for email.
    The audience is *very* sensitive to privacy, but not very technical. IBE
    seems to solve this, but there are concerns with the PKG (private key
    generator) being in the cloudl. Thoughts?

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