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

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

by Bruce Schneier, Schneier
     
 
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

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.

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Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471053187
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/11/1995
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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