German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption
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Mon Mar 2 22:00:23 CET 2015
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On Monday 2 March 2015 at 9:40:12 AM, in
<mid:20150302104012.99d46e72ccd25b087199472f at webkeks.org>, Jonathan
> It's not only your computer.
Likewise, it is not just my computer that would be wasting orders of
magnitude more energy on "proof of work" for all outgoing messages
than it currently wastes on downloading a little spam.
> Just think about the
> processing power required by spam filters.
I do not use spam filters because I have always regarded a single
missed important message due to a "false positive" from a spam filter
to be a more serious problem than any number of spam messages
received. And if an email provider I use has spam filters that I
cannot effectively opt out of, I still don't pay the electric bill for
their processing power.
> Think about
> the load servers have. Think about wasted harddrive
> space (mail providers do need to store that spam).
I would wager that needless use of HTML in emails probably contributes
far more to un-necessary server load and storage requirements than is
contributed by than spam.
> What does obvious have to do with wasting resources?
If the spam messages were not obvious, far more man-hours would be
wasted in spotting and deleting them. And people's time is the most
precious resource of all.
> Ok, you clearly haven't looked at it *at all*. There is
> no corporate server involved. It's peer-to-peer. And
> the proof of work is done on your local machine.
I don't see corporate iT and data security policies giving up
corporate email servers to allow peer-to-peer communication between
staff's workstations and the outside world anytime soon. I would
expect them to still want to know what staff were sending out, and
maybe encrypt it at the network boundary.
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