gpg vs smime, snowden etc

Heinz Diehl htd+ml at
Thu Jan 1 19:45:58 CET 2015

On 01.01.2015, Uwe Brauer wrote: 

> Recently the German news magazine «Der Spiegel» [1] published more of
> the «Snowden files», which reveal that gpg is NSA safe[2].
> Does anybody know whether smime has the same level of security? There
> are at least two possible weak spots. 

Nobody really knows, unless there is transparent and reviewable
evidence which supports either direction.

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