[LINK] Telstra Clouds its Profit Results

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Feb 12 09:02:41 AEDT 2012

On Sat, 2012-02-11 at 13:56 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> And in the case of GMail, the AJAX web-based client does not natively
> support encryption, so you have to dump it and use a non-cloud based
> reader.
> If you give your encryption keys to any cloud-based system, you might
> as well not be using any encryption at all, as that would protect your
> emails only "in transit" and not from spying by the site operators
> themselves.

Well - yes. Any system where you have to put your private keys in the
hands of another entity means including that entity in your trust
system, at least for the material that is being carried by that entity.

However, even if you don't trust the cloud provider or their mail system
does not support encryption, you can still use it, it's just less
convenient - send your stuff as encrypted attachments. Again, it depends
on what it is worth to you to have your confidential emails kept

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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