[OT] Why are you using the GPG / PGP keys?

Nomen Nescio nobody at dizum.com
Thu May 30 09:21:32 CEST 2013

"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> wrote:

> Not even then.  "Plausible deniability" is a myth, an ephemera.  One
> person may believe your denials; another may not.  Whether they
> believe you will have much more to do with how honest you've been the
> rest of the time than with the particulars of cryptography you're
> using.  The jury isn't going to be technically skilled.  Rather than
> evaluate technology in a dry and strictly logical sense, they're
> going to look at your performance on the witness stand and, from
> that, decide whether to believe your denials.  

An example is a bomb threat sent via anonymous remailer.  Lacking other
information or evidence (such as hacked computer, hidden camara, etc), a
reasonable doubt would exist to a jury.

Plausible deniability is still something to shoot for, because in the
WORST case, it is plausible/possible/likely you sent the
message, and in the best and average case, you have complete
anonymity.  Where as if you use a medium without plausible deniability
property, the WORST/AVERAGE case is near certainty, and BEST case is

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