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Modern Internet Software

On page 921 of 1246 pages of the Brexit document it says:-

...s/MIME functionality is built into the vast majority of modern e-mail software packages including Outlook, Mozilla Mail as well as Netscape Communicator 4.x and inter-operates among all major e-mail software packages...

 

It also says that "... the hash algorithm SHA-1 shall be applied"

 

Obviously they are a little bit out of touch.

 

 

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@VileReynard A BIT out of touch? More like a million years behind the curve, but that is politicians and their 'advisors' to a tee. I mean, apart from the fact that 'Outlook' has many flavours (and rapidly falling out of favour) 'Mozilla Mail' is Thunderbird (or possibly SeaMonkey) - but the biggest laugh is the inclusion of 'Netscape Navigator' - has anyone under 40 ever heard of it?

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Many businesses etc have terms and conditions that make war and peace look a quick read.

And it's what I have long suspected that even the people that put them together (probably cut and paste hash ups) never actually read it. Let alone understand it..

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@jab1 wrote:

has anyone under 40 ever heard of it?


Yes! I'm 39 lol.

Now if you'd said anyone under 30... lol

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OK @7up Smiley . It's probably my age (66) and the fact that I've been using computers since way before the WWW existed - we had a local Intranet at work about 40 years ago - and I got dragged in to developing the 'user' side of the system, despite having no prior knowledge. They were interesting times!

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Everyone forgets usenet 👿  circa 1980.

It's still going strong.

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Hadn't forgotten it, just didn't really ever use it I didn't have a PC and the works intranet didn't allow for it.

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I've got a perfect condition Netscape mug. What am I offered?

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1p? @petlew 😁

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@jab1 wrote:

1p?


I'll increase cover that with a bald offer of toupee.  Cheesy

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I'll top that with a crown. (25p for our younger readers).

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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Guineas me @198kHz that's a big increase!

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I was just shilling to raise the price.  Cheesy

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It seems to have stopped anyone else throwing their hat in.