[ExI] hacked email

Christian Saucier csaucier at sovacs.com
Tue Nov 25 14:09:42 UTC 2014

Why not get an email client that supports PGP and use electronic signatures?


On November 25, 2014 8:43:29 AM EST, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>Security hipsters, I need some advice or ideas.  We have a group of
>history researchers, about a dozen of us who work together, share
>family lore, findings from DNA and so forth.  Recently one of our
>went off her meds and did a lot of damage by hacking into another
>email and writing messages to the other members with a false From line,
>with carefully calculated malice.  It has us really freaked, because
>cousin is very unpredictable and has a lot of brains and a lot of ill
>with more internet protocol savvy than the rest of us combined (she is
>computer security expert.)
>I am thinking of a way to write some kind of code word or something
>into our
>email such that it would be evidence the message is from who it says. 
>there a standard way of doing this?  We can exchange the code word via
>so if the party in question has access to our email, it wouldn't be
>intercepted.  Ideally it would be some kind of rotating code, different
>each message but derived by some kind of externally-accessible
>not easily guessed.  An example would be the F10.7 cm radiation average
>the sun on a given day.  That could be looked up each day and put in
>email message somewhere.  Archives exist, so we could even go one year
>Ideally we would want a code that changes by the hour.  Ideas please? 
>do you security guys do to verify a sender?
>I don't think my email has been compromised, so posting here or
>privately is
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