My new sigfile:
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 Unless it's something funny that I found on a blog and I'm just forwarding it
 I.e. Just about anyone
 Or not
 IANAL. But I *am* an ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church. So while you don't get no attorney privilege with me, you may be able to claim some kind of confessor confidentiality. Step into the box and tell me your sins!
 I.e., Just about anyone
 Except to your SMTP host
 Except to your hard-drive as part of your mail-spool
 Except from your SMTP host to your mail-spool
 I.e., Helping Nigerian generals launder their fortunes, sending postcards to possibly fictitious dying British children, or forwarding bogus but terribly urgent virus warnings
 Hey, everything's illegal somewhere!
 In other words, if *I* made a mistake, I plan on somehow coercing *you* into doing something about it
 Send all such notice to our special "oops" account: email@example.com
 Also, please write random bits to every sector on your drive seven times, dissolve your RAM with sulfuric acid, gouge your eyes out and get a prefrontal lobotomy
 Our server has been having problems with overlong .sigs lately
 There is no fifteenth footnote
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Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]