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Re: [tor-talk] "Confidant Mail"

On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 06:58:28AM +0100, CJ wrote:
> On 02/04/2015 06:19 AM, Seth wrote:
> > On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:01:36 -0800, Andrew Roffey <andrew@roffey.org>
> > wrote:
> >>  - there is a cost of obtaining HTTPS signatures.
> > 
> > Not certain if the deal is still being offered, but for quite a while
> > you could get a free TLS/SSL certificate good for one year when
> > registering or transferring a domain to namecheap.com
> > 
> > Then if you needed to renew it, or just buy more, you could pick them up
> > for $2/yr just by purchasing another qualifying product, such a year of
> > whoisguard for $2.88.
> > 
> > Point being, the cost of certificates can be negligible if you know
> > where to look.
> not to mention StartSSL and their free certificates… Well, ok, maybe not
> the cleanest and trustworthy thing, but you can still provide the CSR,
> meaning you own the key. And they support 4096b with sha2…

See also https://letsencrypt.org/
Let's Encrypt plans to offer free and automatic to set up certificates
from a recognized authority starting in mid-2015. (Not quite ready
yet.) It is backed by EFF, Mozilla, Akamai, Cisco, and Identrust.

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