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Review: Email encryption has gotten so much better, so you’d be crazy not to use it

I once co-wrote a book on enterprise email where I likened email encryption to a “sucking chest wound.” That was in 1997, when you had to do all the encryption key management on your own, a daunting task to say the least. While things have improved considerably since then, encrypting messages is not as simple as it could be, and requires careful study if you want to have truly private …Read More

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message …Read More

Encrypted E-Mails Baffle Police in Disappearance Case

In 2009, US-American banking clerk Susan Powell disappeared without a trace. Suspicion immediately fell on her husband Joshua, but the police were unable to prove anything. In 2012, Joshua Powell committed suicide. In his estate, investigators found numerous encrypted e-mails that originated from the time of his wife’s disappearance. Details about the type of encryption were kept confidential. However it is that the police could not decipher Powell’s e-mails to …Read More