Is the OpenPGP model still useful?

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Jul 6 21:37:16 CEST 2011

On 07/06/2011 10:28, Marcio B. Jr. wrote:
> Hello,
> resuming this thread because I'm studying encryption options for KDE's
> Kopete IM client.
> So far, OTR adoption seems unjustifiable, really. I mean, it uses the
> Diffie-Hellman key exchange method with block ciphers.
> As of what I got from your (Robert) explanation plus some preliminary
> conclusions of my studies, making use of asymmetric algos with OpenPGP
> would be more coherent and secure, mathematically. Is it correct?

IDOYTM, which you haven't defined.

Personally I've used OTR for years, and am a big fan.


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