Your Favorite Super-Secure Email Service?

It’s been some time since we looked at super-secure email services. And since we all know (or at least suspect) that Microsoft and Google have both made a deal with the devil, so to speak (in that certain governments have forced their hand, refusing to give bandwidth unless Microsoft and Google would give them a backdoor into email accounts (if for no other reason than in the name of fighting terrorism), what super-secure email service might you recommend to workers today (if they positively have to keep things on the down low)? Maybe Hushmail has finally managed to modernize a bit?

http://www.hushmail.com

Are they the standard against which all other services are judged? What’s YOUR opinion?

5 Responses to Your Favorite Super-Secure Email Service?
  1. asdfasdf Reply

    Hushmail is not 100% secure. Zimmerman sold it to a large corporation, and now it is just like the others, legal in countries whose governments demand a backdoor.

    It is better to go with the illegal services, at lease those that are illegal in the USA and Europe.

  2. Ed Brown Reply

    We’re starting to use Virtru (https://www.virtru.com) on top of Gmail. It’s a pretty slick encryption service – works in the Gmail browser window but also has an Outlook add-on. Recipient receives a link and has to unencrypt in a browser window.

  3. Editor Reply

    Our apologies if we came off as sounding judgmental against Microsoft and Google. By using the phrase, “made a deal with the devil,” we just meant to say that word on the street was that they had given back door access to certain governments in order to gain access to a particular grid. But one Brigada reader felt that by using such strong language, we biased the item and if that happened for you, please forgive us. Although our preference would have been for them to stand their ground, we can see their reasoning (to follow what they understood to be the law of the land in that country).

  4. Leed Reply

    If you say that Google and Microsoft have given access to governments in a way that is addition to, or not mentioned in their security disclosures, then please document this. Many people do use these services and trust their disclosure statements.

  5. Editor Reply

    “Leed,” what about Dvorak’s article 4 years ago, https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421733,00.asp

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