Quoting "Steven M. Bellovin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> What is a "master key" in this context?

ADK, the Additional Decryption Key.   An enterprise with a Managed
PGP Desktop installed base can set up an ADK and all messages get
encrypted to the ADK in addition to the recipient's key.

Ah -- corporate key escrow.  An overt back door for Little Brother, rather
than a covert one for Big Brother....

Yep.  Nothing below board going on.

                --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

      Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
      Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
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