German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Mar 2 13:20:41 CET 2015

On Sun,  1 Mar 2015 23:43, js-gnupg-users at said:

> I don't really agree with that. The goal is that the proof of work for a
> single message takes 4 minutes. At that rate, sending spam really is not

So you can send 360 mail a day.  Assuming your 24/7 business make 700
Euro a day each mail costs you 2 Euro - snail mail would be much cheaper
(or de-mail ;-).

We had the discussion on proof-of-work as anti-spam measure more than a
decade ago and the outcome was that it won't work.  I can't see that any
parameters changed since then.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list