Is the OpenPGP model still useful?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Jul 6 22:49:52 CEST 2011

> So far, OTR adoption seems unjustifiable, really. I mean, it uses the
> Diffie-Hellman key exchange method with block ciphers.

Why is this a problem?

> 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?

"Coherent" and "secure" are in the eyes of the beholder.  Your statement
doesn't lend itself to a "yes, you're right" or a "no, you're wrong" answer
-- it's just not something I can answer.  Coherency and security are
matters of personal taste and policy.

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