[Pine-info] getross - email privacy /security of system
pine-info at ryanb.org
Wed Nov 1 14:40:54 PST 2006
On Wed, 1 Nov 2006, RossARR wrote:
> But I prefer Pine, a PGP-PC-Pine would be nice. Maybe a bug into
> somebodies ear could eventually create a PGP version, or is there a
> version or plug-in now?
yup, there are a few. a google search for "pine pgp" finds them:
personally, i'm fond of systems that use "identity-based encryption." in a
nutshell, this sidesteps the PKI problem - ie, how can you safely get your
friend's public PGP key so that you can send them encrypted email - by using
their *email address* as their public key. this means you can even send
encrypted email to people who haven't yet generated a keypair (!).
here's a best-of-breed IBE implementation, along with a linux download that
includes a pine plugin:
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