Secret key holder identity

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Feb 22 09:23:00 CET 2007

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:02, niknot at said:

> If the system was designed for the real world, the encrypted message
> would, by default, consist of a binary data set, indistingushable from a
> random stream, until and unless decrypted using the recipient's private key.

A real world system needs to know the key for decryption and not fall
back to a time consuming mode of trial decryption with all available
secret keys.  Some people are using dozens or even hundreds of secret
keys; in particular if you are using several pseudonyms or key

OpenPGP is not designed to thwart traffic analysis.  It has merely
some provisions to help such a system



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