Safer Internet: Email: Anonymity, Encryption

Why?

  • encrypted email+ https: encrypts message and attachment(s) and would normally be adequate
  • + If info is extremely sensitive, additional measures may be desired.
  • - Recipient also needs to secure connection and protect info.

Strategies

  • [1] Communicate parts over different channels, e.g., phone, text message, video, etc., to complement email
  • [2] Encrypt files -- see Encryption section, e.g., 7-zip
  • Send encrypted file as attachment or store in cloud
  • Communicate password / link via different channel.
  • encrypted[3] Encrypt email messages
  • [3] Send email anonymously
  • [3] Use self-destructing email -- never stored on recipient's system

References

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