Re: Encrypted e-mails?
- Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:51:02 -0500
- From: John Hasler <jhasler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Encrypted e-mails?
> As the situation now stands, an encrypted email is a bright red flag
> in front of the bull in a china shop, so they will expend a lot of cpu
> cycles to read it because if it didn't contain sensitive data, it
> wouldn't be encrypted in the first place.
While I find the behavior of the intelligence agencies morally repugnant
as a practical matter they are not part of my threat model.
> The encryption insures that it will be read...
It *may* be scanned by software. A lot more goes into the decision to
attempt to decrypt an encrypted message than the mere fact that it is
encrypted. Most likely it results in an addition to a database of IPs
known to emit encrypted messages. It almost certainly won't be read.
> ...then a small maybe that it will be delivered to the
It will already have been delivered.
> If its a trigger msg, you can bet it will be printed for later perusal
> by a grand jury and the digital copy will be delivered to /dev/null.
It will mark the sender and receiver for investigation. Why would they
tell their enemies that they are reading their mail?
Elmwood, WI USA