Web of Trust itself is the problem

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Fri Jan 8 14:16:45 CET 2010

Dmitri Minaev <minaev at gmail.com> writes:

> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM, Mario Castelán Castro
> <mariocastelancastro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think the WoT and in general the cryptography is not widely used
>> because few people really care about their privacity.
> IMHO, there's another problem, an entry barrier to the WoT. The
> practice of key exchange is widespread in very close circles of geeks,
> Linux developers and, to a certain degree, scientists. For someone who
> does not belong to these categories and does not attend any
> conferences, the web of trust is hardly reachable. Unfortunately, I
> know no solutions besides commercial CAs.

Sites such as http://biglumber.com/x/web can help with this.  My
perception of it is that it does not exclude non-geeky people.


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