Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:56:06 +0200 From: Jerome Athias <athiasjerome@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Enigmail warning 1) Kindly have a look at the License(s) 2) I also can't reproduce your issue with the level of details that you're providing. (Some extensions can cause conflicts with Enigmail, preventing it from succesfully signing/encrypting outgoing mail. #FAQ) I'm assuming that you're not trying to mix S/MIME and PGP/MIME in the same message. 2014-08-18 8:22 GMT+02:00 Henri Salo <henri@...v.fi>: > Please read: http://sourceforge.net/p/enigmail/forum/support/thread/3e7268a4/ > > Quote from thread below: > > Enigmail 1.7 is completely broken for my purposes. > > Steps to reproduce the problem: > > 1) Write an email in TB. > 2) Ensure "Force encryption" in Enigmail. > 3) Ensure "Force signing" in Enigmail. > 4) Recheck encryption and signing settings... OK. > 5) Send the email. > 6) Look at the received email. OOPS. It is NOT signed and NOT encrypted. > > Sorry to say this so directly, but an encryption system, which CONFIRMS > to the user in it's graphical user interface on two different places > that it will encrypt AND THEN SENDS THE EMAIL WITHOUT ANY ENCRYPTION IN > PLAIN TEXT ... is just the BIGGEST IMAGINABLE CATASTROPHE. > > Sorry for my profane language but there is simply no excuse for such > bullshit. > > I am currently preparing a crypto class for journalists next week to > teach them how to use safe email. > > HOW am I going to explain that? A system tells the user in a separate > window as well as in a menu line that everything will be encrypted but > then it simply FORGOT to ENCRYPT and, ooops, their report will be > intercepted and their source will be tortured ? > > Ok...let's see....maybe there is some magic incompatibility with the TB > or OS version or the specific configuration I used or whatever... As a > computer scientist I can imagine many bug-explanations. > > Good that I am just a computer scientist. As a serious user (dissident, > whistle-blower, diplomatic or military user) I would now be waiting for > the bad guys come and get me with their water-board. > > Still as a computer scientist I need an answer to which system I will > teach in my class next week. Command-line PGP ?!?
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