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Re: [ga] Registration process suggestion - Problems with PGP

William and all DNSO'ers,

  The biggest problem with PGP is that is ti very vulnerable to both
Brute force attacks and Man-in-the-middle attacks, in other words
can be fairly easily spoofed.  In the EU for instance is is basically
shunned by in large for this and other privacy reasons.  It is just
not secure enough and keys can be fairly easily duplicated.

William X. Walsh wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> On 04-Feb-2000 Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> > I think a solution that relies on access to a CA will be biased against
> > most of the world.  CAs are not accessible to most people in most
> > countries, at least not yet.  then there's the problem of concentration in
> > the CA market .... we don't have a clear idea of what a trustworthy
> > identity cert is likely to cost in even the near future.
> The DNSO can setup their own, signing people's OpenPGP keys themselves with a
> special signing key.  PGP is available over the net, free, to anyone.
> GnuPG is an openpgp implementation that is totally free, and the source code is
> available as well under the Gnu Public License.
> There are PGP or GnuPG programs for nearly every OS/Computer platform out
> there, and with the command line programs can be used with any email client at
> all.
> - --
> William X. Walsh <william@dso.net>
> DSo Networks  http://dso.net/
> Fax: 877-860-5412 or +1-559-851-9192
> GPG/PGP Key at http://dso.net/wwalsh.gpg
> Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: DSo Networks
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Bob Davis
INEGRoup-West Director.

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