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Re: sniffing plaintext protocols
From: Dotzero <dotzero () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:24:43 -0400

On 8/10/06, itsec.info () gmail com <itsec.info () gmail com> wrote:
How about pop3 and smtp? There is no secure alternative beside using pgp,
isn't it?


I personally don't use pop and I'm not a big fan of it. One thing you
could do (assuming you control the pop server or are friends with the
admin) is to use pop within an SSH tunnel.

For SMTP there is TLS although that requires both (all in the path)
mail servers to support it.

I guess PGP/GPG are your friends if you want to protect your mail
(some I do and some I don't). That raises the question of whether you
(generically) are trying to protect the session or the actual data
(whatever state it may be....transit or at rest).

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