Sending credentials over email. Ok or not ok?


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Sending credentials over mail, definitely no, but there is a middle ground between that and sharing in person specially that may not always be practical, credentials can’t be shared in person with someone in a distant geographical location; for example credentials can be divided in 2 parts (not necessarily the username and password but can be first half of the username and second half of the password, the second half of the username and the first part of the password for example) the 2 parts are to be shared by 2 different means, maybe email and a chat service, maybe 2 different emails; work and personal) in all cases end to end encryption of both means is a very good idea, s/mime or PGP for emails, or a chat service implementing it such as Signal, or even better a self hosted xmpp service with OMEMO encryption. I guess we all agree we can’t eliminate the risk but that way we dramatically reduced it.

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