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Encryption and electronic mail

Posted on May 12, 2003 in Articles | by

Thanks to diligent education efforts by security administrators, almost every modern computer user is aware that electronic mail, in its standard form, is insecure. The SMTP and POP standards that govern Internet e-mail exchange provide no inherent security capabilities, and it’s a trivial task for even the most novice hacker to create a falsified (or spoofed) e-mail message.

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Published in SearchSecurity on 05/12/03

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