what is killing PKI?
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 03:19:26 CEST 2012
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El 28-08-2012 20:01, MFPA escribió:
>> IMHO, the main trouble probably is people don't feel the need to
>> protect their privacy.
> So why do they use envelopes rather than postcards, and keep
> secret the PIN for their cashpoint cards?
There may be several reasons for that, and I'd like to ask about
them to the friends that, being capable of using GPG, have said "no, I
don't want to bother with installing it" to me. But a priori, probably
they use envelopes to keep all the paper sheets together. And I don't
think they would send a PIN on a letter. But if they do, probably they
would say "but the mail-man can't know there is a PIN inside my
letter, why would he open the envelope?".
Ok, maybe they trust mail office doesn't open envelopes. They have
too many letters and too little time, and no interest on reading
letter. But email messages don't go straight from your hand to
mail-man's hand, they have to travel a bit before reaching the mail
server, and if you are using Wi-Fi, anyone in router's range can take
a look at it. If we add the fact Eve doesn't even have to re-seal the
envelope, then we may have a problem.
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