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emailing secure PDFs

Is it safe to email a PDF with sensitive information if I secure the PDF and mail it via HTTPS and am sure the recipient will be downloading it from a secure server?

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Guest [Entry]

"Adobe's PDF encryption can be cracked in minutes, so you better choose alternative/additional encryption. use a randomly generated password (as long as possible to give brute force a tough time) and then security depends on whether the password/key exchange can be intercepted or not.

the key and its secure submission is ultimately the key factor regarding the safety of your document. decent encryption is not really the problem."
Guest [Entry]

"PDF's protection is not something I'm wild about.

For this I'd suggest just RAR'ing the file with a password (since RAR is more common on most systems then TrueCrypt) and phoning the pass. It is a relatively tough job to crack, unless you need military grade security (which, I'm guessing with 95% certanty, you don't :-)

keep it simple

Also, RAR files, unlike ZIP's go through most email systems (gmail for example) even with executables inside."