It's 2014. Are we there yet?

Mirimir mirimir at
Tue Apr 15 00:03:12 CEST 2014

On 04/09/2014 10:16 PM, John Clizbe wrote:
> Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>>> The “secure communications” paradigm of course spans a whole spectrum
>>> from “I don’t give a ****” to “I’ll do anything to protect my
>>> communications, including giving away my first born”. I suspect the
>>> “average Joe user” in 2014 is slightly above the former, but way below
>>> the latter. Without going to the other end of the spectrum, what will
>>> make adoption of secure communications a bit more palatable to the
>>> “average Joe user”?
>> Every year or so this subject comes up, and my answers are unchanged
>> from last time: start by reading up on academic papers studying this
>> exact problem.  For a while John Clizbe and I kept a list of good
>> papers, but I have to confess I haven't been keeping up on the latest
>> literature.  Still, our last list is pretty good reading.
>> (These selections come from both John and me, but John is the one who
>> assembled them into proper cite format -- thanks, John.  For the
>> original message, see "Re: what is killing PKI?" on this mailing list,
>> posted on 24 Aug 2012.)

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