[Wolves] Totally anonymous email

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Thu Jul 21 12:11:28 BST 2005

Peter Cannon wrote:

>>If hiding things implies some form of illegality, why do people use pgp and  
>>other encryption?
> Um for security? 

Actually people use PGP for privacy, a bi-product of privacy is a level
of security.

> pgp is not used for hiding you're identity in fact one of its purposes is 'to 
> identify/prove who you are' with the added bonus of protecting your 
> communication from prying eyes.

PGP can be used to both prove who you are and also hide who you are.
Both are long established aims of cryptography.



Jon Farmer
Entanet International Ltd
Tel 0870 770 9669
Skype: viperdude_uk
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