Silver lining of the spam & virus epidemic...

Joseph S. Barrera III joe@barrera.org
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 13:50:13 -0700


Gordon Mohr wrote:
> If you give me your public key, and keep your private key 
> secure, no spam or virus can get past my mailwall by
> pretending to be you.

Dammit, I'm on too many lists, but we just had this discussion
on some other list. If your machine is not secure, then once you
use your private key, something that's infected your machine
can send anything it wants with that private key. And most people
have a real problem keeping their machine free of virii.

- Joe