Don't Panic.

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon May 14 15:47:16 CEST 2018

Thanks for the heads up!

(The eff alert only suggests disabling tools that *automatically*
decrypt messages,
Stumbling around a bit on the net, this sounds like a rehash of
Anyway, if you have a checkbox for 'automatically decrypt', you might
consider unticking it.)
- Dan

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:27 AM, Robert J. Hansen <rjh at> wrote:
> [taps the mike]
> Hi.  I maintain the official GnuPG FAQ.  So let me start off by
> answering a question that is certainly about to be asked a lot: "Should
> we be worried about OpenPGP, GnuPG, or Enigmail?  The EFF's advising us
> to uninstall it!"
> Werner saw a preprint of this paper some time ago.  I saw it recently.
> Patrick Brunschwig of Enigmail saw it.  None of us are worried.  Out of
> respect for the paper authors I will skip further comment until such
> time as the paper is published.
> It would've been nice if EFF had reached out to us for comment, rather
> than apparently only talking to the paper authors.  We hope they'll
> reach out next time.
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