July 03, 2013 10:00 ET

RPost Reviews Email Privacy in Light of NSA Whistleblower Case

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 3, 2013) -  RPost, the global standard for email delivery proof, encryption, and e-signatures with its Registered Email services, published a white paper addressing email privacy in the light of recent revelations by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden regarding data privacy.

These revelations foreshadow a rising threat to the freedoms that Americans celebrate on Independence Day, including 4th Amendment protection from unreasonable searches. While some technologies are used to search and seize digital identities and private correspondence, other technologies can be used to protect yourself from such seizures and exposures.

Authored by RPost's CEO Zafar Khan, the paper explores an insightful statement made by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden in a live Q&A session with The Guardian on June 17, 2013. Snowden said that some types of data encryption offer protection against unintended access. In his words, "Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it."

Khan explores email privacy in the light of the recent NSA revelations and analyzes the available encryption technologies that would meet Snowden's "strong crypto system" requirement:

How does encryption work?
Can't the NSA crack encrypted emails if they want to?
What types of email encryption work best?
What exactly did Snowden mean by "properly implemented strong crypto systems?"

To read the full white paper, go to: 

About the Author: Zafar Khan is the chief executive officer of RPost ( RPost, winner of the World Mail Award for best in security, provides what is described in the white paper as True Direct Delivery strong crypto systems that are simple to use and install with no storage by RPost. Both government and commercial organizations have relied on RPost email encryption all over the world, as part of its RMail® service offering (video and free trial click here). RPost has been offering secure electronic messaging services for more than 10 years.

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