STEED - Usable end-to-end encryption

Peter Lebbing peter at
Tue Oct 25 11:26:57 CEST 2011

On 24/10/11 19:25, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> With respect to your question: what we offer is privacy, but most people
> do not understand privacy, do not care about privacy, and would not care
> about privacy even if they understood it.

So if we can't motivate users by showing the bad stuff that can happen if you
have no privacy, then how to do it? I don't see any other way.

Which for a pessimist might imply that it is simply doomed, and we'll never have
e-mail crypto by default.

Though pessimists are unfortunately more often right than optimists[1], I do
think the number of TLS connections between MUAs and MTAs has increased because
the clients have it on by default. And I base this on absolutely nothing.


PS: Nice anecdote :)

[1] Curse the researchers who actually did scientific research on this! Some
things are better left unknown and only speculated about :).

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You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at

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