Opportunistic Encryption [Was: Keys not trusted]

Erwan David erwan@rail.eu.org
Thu May 15 20:31:03 2003

Le Thu 15/05/2003, darren chamberlain disait
> An anonymous key could be used to establish that multiple messages came
> from the same user (or didn't).  It would let you know that the person
> you were corresponding with was the same person from message to message,
> even though it won't tell you who that person is.  It would (or could,
> at least) prevent someone other than the owner of the key from claiming
> to be that person in the future.

Since you cannot trust this person for not giving its private key,
your assumptions are blind trust.