In case you use OpenPGP on a smartphone ...
felix at audiofair.de
Thu Aug 13 02:00:45 CEST 2020
That's a good article and I think it makes a lot of sense in the
context. I still think PGP is valid for sending encrypted emails if you
exchange public keys beforehand (as he also states he still uses it in
that manner). The web of trust also never did anything for me sadly.
On 12/08/2020 20:29, Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:
> The reasons to abandon PGP for secure communications have been
> accepted in the security community for years. Here’s one security
> researcher explaining why (there are many others out there with
> similar sentiments):
> -Ryan McGinnis
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> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 13:07, Felix <felix at audiofair.de
> <mailto:felix at audiofair.de>> wrote:
>> I'm not sure that there are solutions orders of magnitude more secure
>> that are available readily.
>> Also people tend to get emails on the go as well that might be
>> encrypted. It's convenient to decrypt emails on a smartphone and not
>> really that insecure if you're using an external device for actual
>> keystorage (such as a Yubikey).
>> I don't actually see what's so silly about the whole thing.
>> On 2020-08-12 18:57, Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:
>>> Well yes I realize that it exists, what I'm saying is why would anyone
>>> use it for secure communications on a smartphone when there are
>>> solutions orders of magnitude more secure and simple to use. It'd be
>>> like buying a helicopter but deciding you'd still fly only 2 feet off
>>> the ground and stick to paved roads.
>>> On 8/12/20 11:46 AM, Stefan Claas wrote:
>>>> Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:
>>>>> I guess the real question is: what are people using PGP for on mobile
>>>>> devices? If it's for communication, that's silly. There are at least a
>>>>> half dozen far, far, far better ways to securely communicate on a
>>>> Well, it is listed by the OpenPGP experts:
>>>> my 'hidden' service gopherhole:
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