[ExchangeList] Re: pgp or ssl

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 11:13:05 -0400

Jaspreet,
You are confusing file system encryption with email encryption. Windows
encryption is for file system not email.
 

Regards, 

HTH. 
Regards, 
Raj Periyasamy 
MCSE(Messaging), CCNA 


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Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 10:35 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: pgp or ssl


 
Hi Ara,
 
Windows does provide encryption and it is tied to your Windows password.
The encryption itself is solid, not industrial grade, but solid enough.
The major flaw with the Windows encryption system is that as soon as you
are logged into your computer, any application or person can decrypt
your files. The encryption works seamlessly in the background, which is
nice, but opens the user up to an Internet or unauthorized user attack.
If a malicious virus, Trojan, or user accesses your computer while you
are logged in, it or they will have the same access rights as you. That
means they can decrypt every file on your system. 

Third Party Tools like PGP protects your files using industrial strength
encryption (Paid Versoins) even if they do not still,they keep your
files locked until you want them unlocked. There is no seamless
encryption. If you are not currently using a certain protected file, it
will remain safely locked and cannot be opened by any malicious virus,
trojan, or any person who happens to have access to your computer. The
vault password must be known to decrypt a protected file, unlike Windows
which caches both the encryption & decryption keys in memory so that
anyone can access your protected data, even if they don't know your
password. 

The short answer why people want and need to purchase encryption
software, such as PGP instead of using Windows encryption, is because
the encryption software is secure and Windows encryption is not. I hope
that helps answer your question. 

Regards,
Jaspreet Singh Jolly 

 
On 7/10/06, Periyasamy, Raj <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

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        -------------------------------------------------------Ara, 
        Go with PGP Desktop, its quite user friendly, and effective. You
can
        encrypt both emails and documents. We've been using it for
while, and I
        know many large corporate use PGP Desktop (that's why we chose
it ;).) 
        
        
        Regards,
        
        HTH.
        Regards,
        Raj Periyasamy
        MCSE(Messaging), CCNA
        
        
        
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        [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ara
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        Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 12:47 AM
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        Subject: [ExchangeList] pgp or ssl
        
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        -------------------------------------------------------Hello
everyone,
        
        I need some help to make the right decision. My boss wants to
send
        emails to a friend which will be probably only once a week. His
friend
        is using PGP so he suggested using pgp with thunder bird as the
mail
        client. 
        
        Since he is going to use it not so often, I thought it might be
good
        idea to use an encryption method and type the actual email
inside a word
        document and encrypt that word document and send it out. This
way he 
        keeps using his current system and only goes through this step
when
        required.
        
        Now the question is if this is a good idea and what pgp or ssl
providers
        are good for this situation. I also though of using this
solution 
        http://www.pgp.com/products/desktop/home/index.html
        
        We are using office 2003 with exchange 2003 on it.
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