E-mail Security: How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private

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Using non-technical, jargon-free language, it takes a look at the issues of privacy in E-mail, rates the security of the most popular E-mail programs and offers practical solutions in the form of two leading-edge encryption programs, Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Highlights the potential problems with the security systems of the most popular commercial E-mail products including Lotus cc:Mail, DaVinci Mail, Microsoft Mail and the Apple Open Collaborative Environment. Anecdotes, ...
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Overview

Using non-technical, jargon-free language, it takes a look at the issues of privacy in E-mail, rates the security of the most popular E-mail programs and offers practical solutions in the form of two leading-edge encryption programs, Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Highlights the potential problems with the security systems of the most popular commercial E-mail products including Lotus cc:Mail, DaVinci Mail, Microsoft Mail and the Apple Open Collaborative Environment. Anecdotes, dramatizing the vulnerability of many so-called &'grave;secure'' communications systems, are also included.

The first full-length book on the provocative subject of e-mail privacy, E-Mail Security takes a hard look at issues of privacy in e-mail, rates the security of the most popular e-mail programs, and offers practical solutions in the form of today's two leading-edge encryption programs, PEM and PGP.

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Deals with protecting security of electronic mail using free and inexpensive software. Reviews security issues, examines current software, and covers encryption programs and algorithms, public-key algorithms, key management, patents, governments, and export laws. Appendices offer user's guides for PGP and PEM encryption programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471053187
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE SCHNEIER is a security consultant and President of Counterpane Systems. He is a contributing editor to Dr. Dobb's Journal, a frequent lecturer, and the author of Applied Cryptography.
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Table of Contents

PRIVACY AND ELECTRONIC MAIL.

The Problem.

Encryption.

Key Management.

Authentication.

Certificates.

Keeping Your Private Key Private.

Odds and Ends.

Patents, Governments, and Export Laws.

ACHIEVING ELECTRONIC-MAIL PRIVACY.

Requirements and Features.

Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM).

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).

Comparing PGP and PEM.

Attacks Against PGP and PEM.

Appendices.

Index.

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