> After a certain point, I really don't see how you can trust a message
> that is not encrypted. The answer to the question "How can I trust an
> email message from someone I don't know and don't work with?" is that
> you can't.
> You can build networks to orange book specifications, with encrypted
> links and all, but the first time something shows up from joe @
> trust goes out the window. (as well it should).
Excellent point, however, we're beginning to get off-topic again.
While digital signatures preserve the "trust" factor (such as what
PGP can add), topics such as this may be more suited to the cypherpunks
mailing list, on Usenet's talk.politics.crypto or sci.crypt.
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