PGP Alternatives for Email Encryption

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Oct. 8, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Encryption & Authentication

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for 2600 Magazine. (If you’re curious, publication has been confirmed and you’ll probably see it in the Winter 2014-2015 issue.) The form email you get when you email an article submission says: “We don’t recommend sending PGP encrypted articles as we frequently have problems with people using the wrong keys and/or an incompatible version. If it doesn’t work right away, we discard it and move on to the next submission.” Well, that was no problem for me. As a productive tech journalist, I email my work to editors at least a few times per week, and those emails are never encrypted. I encrypt an email maybe… once a year? Never for my work, that’s for sure. My late father, a novelist and writing tutor, always told me that people who worry that their work will be plagiarized usually write nothing that’s worth reading. Thanks, Dad!