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How to communicate SECURELY

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_Mike74

I see alot of ppl here depending on icq and mail for their communication. But does no one stops for a second and thinks that it's all cleartext ? Also not to mention that the use of safe-mail.net (a company in israel) doesn't make things better.

Without making things to difficult here are a few ways to secure communication:

MAIL:

use pgp protocol (don't confuse it with PGP program). There is an opensource gpg tool available called gpg (gnupg). Educate yourself about the use of public/secret-key communication. Both parties must use it. It is not recommended to use the PGP program since there is reason to suspect there is a backdoor in it, at least the international version.

ICQ:

Use a client like Gaim (which supports msn/yahoo/jabber/icq and so on) and the OTR plugin which will encrypt your session everytime you talk to some one. The other party must also use the OTR plugin. Even if one session would ever be broken then it cannot be tied to other sessions since each session uses a new key-pair. Trillian has a dial-home option, it cannot be disabled and is closed source.

Download Pidgin Source
Off-the-Record Messaging
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/win-in...otr-setup.html

(try downloading software from the original sites, never from thirdparty sites)
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pgp(gpg:

tutorial/info:

PGP Tutorial for Beginners to PGP
GPG/PGP Basics
Gnu Privacy Guard tutorial, part 1 || kuro5hin.org

tools:

http://dudu.dyn.2-h.org/nist/gpg-enigmail-howto.php
Download - GnuPG.org
Gpg4win - Secure email and file encryption with GnuPG for Windows
Google Answers: gnupg - how to send PGP mail using gnupg in windows


Just use google for more info, those who care about their freedom might find it worth the bother ;-)



(c.) grendel
 
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