PhD project ideas

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at
Mon Jun 11 08:20:52 CEST 2018


On Saturday, June 9, 2018 2:51:23 PM CEST Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> I don't know what is WKD, and Keybase as far as I know is centralized, it
> is not distributed.

WKD is the Web Key Directory [1][2] so that you can do with recent versions of 
GnuPG a:

"gpg --locate-key aheinecke at"

Which then gets the key from without a keyserver and without a 
walkable directory.

As for other projects maybe some ideas:
- A look at the trustmodels of OpenPGP with maybe ideas how to improve them or 
their usage.
- Usability studies of OpenPGP MUA's and comments / improvements about this. 
(Why Johnny still still can't encrypt) Here with the focus on concrete 
suggestions what to imrpove.
- Private key sync between multiple devices.
- Private key backup that is understandable to users who generally only know 
recoverable passwords as secret.

Best Regards,


Andre Heinecke |  ++49-541-335083-262  |
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