BSI - Why PQC for Thunderbird and not gpg4win in the first place?

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jun 29 19:08:06 CEST 2021

On Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:31, Стефан Васильев said:

> I don't understand why the BSI is looking for Post Quantum Cryptography
> support with OpenPGP for Thunderbird and not for the promoted gpg4win,

I can't tell you that.  I do not have anymore information than you.
From reading the tender it is clear that this project is for evaluating
new algorithms in a real worl application.  The goal is not to kickoff a
new standard or feature.

> As understood, Germany recently passed a law to strengthen authorities
> to allow the usage of their Government trojan, which tells me that using

It is quite a problem for the BSI that the gov is trying to shift them
into the same trouble the NSA has.  Protecting the citizen while at the
same time helping to attack them.  Will citizens still be able to trust
them in a few years?



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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