crypto mailbox

Jason Huddleston huddlesj at
Fri Apr 22 15:59:17 EDT 2005

Why don't they use PGP for messages of this importance???

Jason Huddleston, CCSA
Assistant Coordinator Internet Services and Security
Ozarks Technical Community College
huddlesj at

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-info-cyrus at
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at] On Behalf Of Derrick J
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 1:46 PM
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: Re: crypto mailbox

On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Cyrus Daboo wrote:

> Hi Derrick,

> Even with that there is still a 'window of opportunity' in which the clear

> text message data exists somewhere on the machine (in a temp file,
> in memory etc) and root will likely be able to get to it. The bottom line

To be honest my target was more along the line of Sam Weiler's worries, 
namely, for people who are paranoid a warrant will show up and their 
machine will walk away. Presumably there's still the "wiretap" equivalent 
problem (someone gets a copy of the data before it's encrypted) but if it 
went over the wire in the clear you already have that problem. This only 
precludes the bits from being available at a later time, not any time up 
until they're encrypted.

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