Phishing scams, why not use PGP?

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:39 am by blog

Most people with an email account nowadays, will get floods of email claiming to be from various banks, ebay, paypal etc. Usually it’s trying to get you to log in to confirm something, while providing a link to a malicious site.
Now, why dont these companies sign their outbound mails using PGP? That way, we can all verify the signature using their public key, and if it’s wrong we disregard the mail. Spam filters could do the same, so the fake mails never hit people’s inbox.


  1. v2 said,

    March 26, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    such a great idea and no comments.
    i suggest to post this again – so that new visitors (like me) don’t need to read that far!
    why the hell are companies so slow in implementing the really grat ideas?
    mail is almost unusable today. this would make it much better. i’ll spread the word

  2. Stormy said,

    July 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Way to use the internet to help ppeloe solve problems!

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