On Fri, 2003-01-03 at 14:13, Tony Earnshaw wrote:
fre, 2003-01-03 kl. 13:12 skrev "Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder" <avbidder fortytwo ch>Who would want to impersonate me?????Me? Just because it's so easy...I used to be mailadmin for 3 different firms ;)
It was intended to be obvious :-) Point is: it is easy enough to hide who the original author was. More difficult to fake the message so it seems to come from the 'right' mailservers, but some people are on the road frequently, with providers changing often. Some people use accouts at big providers - I can get one, too (Tony, I hope you understand that I don't think /you/ wouldn't know this all).
Others might believe it, but others are ignorant.
And this helps, too...
Du you know I was offered 32 milion US dollars by a Nigerian general, last week? Should I accept?
Sure thing. Back to your original point:
Who would want to impersonate me?????
I agree that this, for me too, is not usually a problem. Signing my messages is partly - just fun because the technology is cool - a political statement - encryption and related technologies should be freely available - of course I use it for the occasional M$-bashing with poor OE users but it's still also a safeguard just in case. I've got an insurance in case my house burns down, but I don't intend it to be used, too. Ok, off-topic enough I think. cheers -- vbi -- get my gpg key here: http://fortytwo.ch/gpg/92082481
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