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Re: [opensuse] Off-Topic: sending details (in)securely via email
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:40:55 -0400
  • Message-id: <CAGpXXZKAhE7SyfhE8VW=uyWmaftW6_4UaVAALdF+q7pfBte4zg@mail.gmail.com>
The thread was TL:DR, but for the initial request, I send encrypted
zip files as attachments fairly often.

If the email sending won't allow that, I upload the encrypted zips to
a website in a temp folder and leave it there until the recipient says
they have it.

Greg
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On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 1:05 PM, gumb <gumb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just a quick gauge on people's thoughts on this.

My employer recently asked everybody for an updated ID document. For most of
their French employees this would be their identity card, but me being
British I don't have one, so it would have to be my passport.

They want me to send a scan of it to them via email. In the past I've
refrained from sending scans of such sensitive documents by an inherently
insecure system, so I've been holding off these last few weeks.

Since I won't be passing by the office in person anytime soon, aside from
putting a photocopy in the post, what would you advise? I'm certainly not
going to delve into the complex, murky world of email encryption just for
them, and besides, I don't rate the ability of the receptionist at the other
end to fathom out anything more exotic than an attached jpeg.

Any attempt to send by other means may be in vain since she may forward it
by email to head office.

Should I commence a lecture about safe communications practices or just
swallow and hope my identity doesn't get stolen?

gumb
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