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B-but but but muh legacy government infrastructure.. muh employees that complain about not being able to properly type an email address 😶
theNox150328dYeah the same thing annoyed me too when I considered studying abroad, hope your documents will arrive
YourMVP28dDepending on the importance of those documents. In finance companies fly people with those documents across the world.
@YourMVP but.. why not just PGP encrypt and sign it? It's so much easier, faster and is - with current hardware, even if combined - practically unbreakable. Whereas the agent going from point A to B with the sensitive document has to be ultimately trusted, and customs need to be trusted to follow the laws regarding state secrets (i.e. regardless of what's inside, it should not be scanned, agent is legally immune etc). Cryptographic functions such as PGP solve all of these issues.
Never mind a PGP flaw was recently found :)
As was stated before, barring some classified reason, the only thing likey requiring the physical mail is some old legacy system still in place.
@bhouston as far as I can tell, it's mostly an issue with how email clients implemented the standard, rather than PGP itself.
But feel free to feast on this one 🙂 it's a message that's been signed and encrypted to my own key.
-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
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