The praise of GnuPG @31C3 and why it is important (was: Guys please all see)
nico at josuttis.de
Wed Dec 31 14:20:35 CET 2014
for those who didn't have time to see the talk at 31C3
as a whole and therefore wondering why this is an important talk,
let me point out and quote some content from
with the timepoints to be able to see/hear/double-check it yourself
and some add-ons in [...] to understand the context.
All quotes except the last by Jacob Appelbaum.
PPTP, ipsec, SSL, TLS, SSH are broken by NSA
we found that they [NSA] consistently break various different
types of encryption
we want to show one PRISM record
(the record contains:
"no decrypt available for this OTR encrypted message")
basically everyone that uses cryptography is broken
except for two things: OTR and PGP (36:06)
the sad part is that not everyone is using it
but the good news is that when you use it it appears to work
(when you verified the fingerprint for example)
they [NSA] themselves find that they are blinded
when you use properly implemented cryptography.
GnuPG and OTR are two things that actually stop the spies
from spying on you with PRISM
if you use redphone and signal,
if you use something like TOR and GnuPG
with a properly sized key ...
if you use OTR
if you use jabber.ccc.de ...
if you use encontered together
you blind them
Werner Koch [GnuPG], ... could you stand up?
Ian Goldberg [OTR], ...
Christine Corbett [Signal],
stand up and keep standing
These people without even knowing it and without
even trying they beat them!
Last night I screened my film Citizenfour here ...
Somebody ask what an they do to support the work that Snowden has done
and the Journalists.
Everybody should fund the work that you guys do ...
because literally, my work would not be possible without
the work that you do.
So, I would like it if everybody in this room when they leave here
in the next week to reach out and fund these projects
because without these projects the journalism
that Glenn [Greenwald] and I and Jake have done
would literally not be possible
Am 30.12.2014 um 00:51 schrieb MFPA:
> I'm not entirely sure how this relates to the thread in which you
> posted it.
Nicolai M. Josuttis
mailto:nico at enigmail.net
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