A postmortem on Efail

Mark Rousell markr at signal100.com
Tue May 22 02:29:38 CEST 2018

On 21/05/2018 14:31, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> I could have given them that benefit of the doubt on the initial
> article too, but the FAQ they now have on the Surveillance
> Self-Defense website does rather eviscerate any hope of that:
> https://ssd.eff.org/en/blog/pgp-and-efail-frequently-asked-questions
> “What if I keep getting PGP emails?
> You can decrypt these emails via the command line. If you prefer not
> to, notify your contacts that PGP is, for the time being, no longer
> safe to use in email clients and decide whether the conversation can
> continue over another end-to-end encrypted platform, such as Signal.”
> Because that couldn't possibly create a Chinese Whispers style
> situation of self-perpetuating FUD … 🤦

Very foolish and very slanted indeed in a certain direction.

Mark Rousell

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