German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption

Johan Wevers johanw at
Mon Mar 2 23:33:40 CET 2015

On 02-03-2015 22:23, vedaal at wrote:

> I wouldn't trust it with my real key, but would make a new
> 'smartphone' key signed with my real key, and comment it as
> for phone use only.

You can't, it uses an own key scheme not compatible with openpgp. The
protocol is described on, they use
ECC with Curve25519 and AES256. Signatures on a key are not possible.
Only manual verification of the key fingerprint, or, when ypou meet in
person, scanning this number represented in a QR code on screen with the
camera, is possibble.

> If this catches on, as Wired thinks

I use Textsecure quite some time as sms replacement but failed to
convinvce anyone else to use it too (wether as sms replacement or stand
alone chatapp).

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at

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