Re: Password on a file

From: Justin (reply@toGroup.com.au)
Date: 06/09/02


From: "Justin" <reply@toGroup.com.au>
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 14:00:37 +1000


How do we implement PGP, and what of the public/private keys?

Tks
Justin

"S. Pidgorny [MVP]" <slavickp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:#RrcJ81DCHA.1700@tkmsftngp04...
> Built-in PKI support for X.509 certificates and piblic key encryption is
> technically very similar to PGP (same algorithms etc.) but different
concept
> of trust: with X.509 PKI, you usually trust to a certification authority
> whereas in PGP you build your trust yourself (NAI's attempt to
> directory-enable PGP has basically failed).
>
> With PGP/GPG, you can use just password-protected encryption (similar to
> WinZip, but presumably "stronger"): with built-in facilities, you can't.
>
> --
> Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP, MCSE
> -= F1 is the key =-
>
> "Justin" <reply@toGroup.com.au> wrote in message
> news:eahRwi1DCHA.2040@tkmsftngp04...
> > John, how does this compare to using a digital signature and encryption,
> > through OE's features?
> >
> > Tks
> > Justin
> >
> > "John Selph" <selphj@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:edsjA6jDCHA.1764@tkmsftngp02...
> > > If you are really concerned about secure file transmission look at
> > > www.pgp.com, it's the standard for encrypted email. WinZip would be
the
> > > easier way, just be aware that there are available programs for
breaking
> > > winzip passwords which is a fairly trivial process.
> > >
> > > "Kerry Liles" <kerry.liles@softwareNOSPAMspectrum.com> wrote in
message
> > > news:u$sV#oiDCHA.2004@tkmsftngp02...
> > > > You can use WINZIP to put the file in a password protected zip file.
> > > > Obviously you would have to send the password to that person using
> some
> > > > secure means and the receiver would also have to have winzip or some
> > other
> > > > file "zip" program.
> > > >
> > > > Or you could search the internet (see www.google.com ) for
encryption
> > > > packages to encrypt the file and then send that. The problem with
most
> > of
> > > > the encryption schemes is that the receiver has to have the same
> > software
> > > to
> > > > decrypt the file. Communicating the passwords or the keys can then
be
> a
> > > > hassle.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Dana" <dana6521@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:ab9201c20e28$afcfff40$a4e62ecf@tkmsftngxa06...
> > > > > How can I make a file password protected I am sending
> > > > > sensitive information through e-mail and I want the
> > > > > receiving party to open the file with a password. I am
> > > > > running Windows 98
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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