German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption
hans at guardianproject.info
Fri Feb 27 11:32:13 CET 2015
First, most of these "let PGP die" rants only really apply to OpenPGP email.
GPG does a wonderful job of signing and verifying packages for Debian, Ubuntu,
Second, OpenPGP email exists now, can be installed and used right now, and
provides proven protection for the body of an email message. Millions of
people know how to use it, and can teach others.
That said, yes, I agree that OpenPGP email is a very flawed system, and we
should also be working on a modern replacement. But that does not exist, not
really even close. So if you need privacy in email now, OpenPGP email is the
main realistic choice.
> there is a discussion ongoing regarding future of pgp/gpg encryption.
> German ct magazine has postulated in their last edition that our pgp
> handling seems to be too difficult for mass usage, keyserver infrastructure
> seems to be vulnerable for faked keys, published mail addresses are
> collected from keyservers and so on...
> Pls refer to:
> Massentaugliche E-Mail-Verschlüsselung gesucht
> Editorial: Lasst PGP sterben!
> M.Marlinspike Blog: GPG And Me
> I am a little bit unhappy about this discussion because pgp still offers
> secure end-to-end encryption without the need of a superior CA, no
> compromising had been detected so far.
> Your positions to this ct approach?
> Regards, Chris
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