Seth Wisely said

September 11, 2010

FCF PGP, Far Cry From PGP, Lock the Text, firefox extension, for webmail gmail ymail hotmail fastmail etc

Filed under: Less Insecure — Seth Wisely @ 19:57

http://lockthetext.sourceforge.net/ &&  http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14829

Will cryptographers giggle?  maybe.   But until there is a FAR less circuitous way to integrate PGP for encrypting- or signing webmail from within firefox (or other web browser) Lock The Text firefox extension is “good enough” to foil data miners.

Sure there is some content leakiness given the ridiculous draft saving freuquency in ‘enhanced’ gmail, but act faster.  Compose email before draft-autosave, highlight text, from context menu click lock, enter key… send email.  Again, be sure to compose message entirely AND encrypt PRIOR to draft auto save “feature” of webmail service.

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Seth Wisely said: never send anything via webmail in plain text you would not want everyone to know

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