Encryption on Mailing lists sensless? (was: Re: GPG API: Open Crypto Engine)
aarcane at aarcane.org
Mon Nov 17 18:48:48 CET 2014
Most of the technical reasons can be bypassed by making a single subscriber
key (public and private) available as a part of the subscription process,
but that eliminates most of the technical advantages of encryption, so it's
really a moot point.
On Nov 17, 2014 8:52 AM, "Matthias Mansfeld" <
m.mansfeld at mansfeld-elektronik.de> wrote:
> Zitat von Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>:
> On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:33, nan at goodcrypto.com said:
>> GoodCrypto warning: Anyone could have read this message. Use encryption,
>>> it works.
>> That does not make any sense on a public mailling list. We write here
>> for the public - it is non-encrypted for a purpose.
> ... Er, this is Nan's Signature for everything. Maybe he shoud ad the
> usual -- above.
> But sorry, I disagree a little bit. If we want literally to jam the secret
> service's attempts to decrypt mails, then it makes sense to use encryption
> for every single mail, private, business, nonsense and spam....
> Technical reasons, NOT to encrypt on a list server are another disussion.
> Best regards
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