The need for security

(Michael T. Babcock <[email protected]>)
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Insecurity

Many people who talk to me or E-mail me about my website ask me "But is all this really necessary? After all, I have nothing to hide." In many cases you may believe this to be true. After all, most media coverage of encryption systems is that the military and criminals use it, not law-abiding civilians.

Why do you use a lock on your front door? Because someone might walk into your house and steal something. If there were no robbers, and everyone were your friend, you might not use a lock at all. Why do you put (semi-)confidential documents in envelopes and seal them before sending them via courier to another company, etc.? If it didn't matter if anyone else read it, you'd leave it open, right?

The real question comes down to this: Are there really any security risks out there on the Internet. The answer: yes. That's what I'll be outlining here. In fact, there are so many, I'll simply breeze by most.


E-mail

E-mail security is my major focus on this website, but as you read this page I'll cover several other areas as well.


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