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E-Mail Encryption for the Masses
There are e-mail encryption options, including a software program called PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) that is free to use and distribute. So, in this time of heightened awareness about security and privacy issues, why doesn't everyone use it?
"It really boils down to what your take on security is," Mark McArdle of Network Associates, which offers PGP-related services, told NewsFactor. "A lot of people do get the freeware and download it -- one click, easy-to-use encryption -- and they secure their communications, which certainly isn't national security-related. "Other people don't have that urgency to protect their e-mail," he said. "They have the mindset, perhaps, of, 'Well, who really cares?'"
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