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Re: use PGP for http encryption instead!
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On Thu, 17 Aug 1995, George P. Magiros wrote:
> i don't mean to be extremely brash, but couldn't one use PGP to provide
> encrypted communication with the web.
> granted initially everyone with a browser would need there own key to
> communicate in an encrypted way - at least until such keys could be
> generated on the fly.
> since the http "client" format resembles rfc821 message headers and a body,
> one could easily use a "hal" remailer type "Encrypted: PGP" header line
> plus hash marks "::" to reassemble a compatible http client command.
> The same could be done on the server side.
As far as I understand, no.
1) you can't export PGP.
2) even though it's out there, making software with hooks for PGP is
equally bad in the eyes of the NSA. There wa some talk on
alt.internet.media-coverage (and the thread is being crossposted all
over the place) about mosaic having to remove PGP hooks before the
NSA would let them export.
3) Frankly, I don't necessarily trust something that plays with my
personal stuff if I can't access the source code to make sure it's not
messin' with it :-)
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