Available: Hushmail- fully encrypted, truly secure, freeweb-based e-mail client

Eugene Leitl (eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Sat, 22 May 1999 14:55:14 -0700 (PDT)

Matthew Gaylor writes:
> http://www.hushmail.com/
> Speak freely with Hushmail!
> Much more than webmail! Much more than SSL! HushMail uses java applet
> technology to bring a full-featured public-key cryptosystem right into your
> browser. What does that mean to you? Total privacy! Absolutely no-one but
> you can read your messages!

Oh, great. Without any control on your part, each time anew you download executable code from a site you _think_ is http://www.hushmail.com/

Heck, I don't even trust a binary I built on a local machine because it may be compromised, since it's on a network. I would feel reasonably secure if the machine was only connected via sneakernet.

In any case it does some good since it increases information streams immune to ASIC farm screening. Echelons/Enfopols of this world will rejoice ...