Hygiene
in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

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I want to be certain of the recipient's identity (and vice versa)

I want to be certain of the recipient's identity (and vice versa)

When sending an email, it is incredibly easy to fake (or “spoof”) one’s email address. For example, try sending yourself an email with a made up identity from https://emkei.cz

In order to be certain of each other’s email identity the message needs to be signed cryptographically. You can do this yourself or learn about existing authentication methods used by some email providers.


Now What?