Email Is Dangerous (The Atlantic, screenshot)





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December 3, 2019 - 2:48pm

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2018/5/21 screenshot of an interesting, extended article published in The Atlantic. (Full PDF)

The lesson of Efail is that you can build everything well, but if you’ve built on a bad foundation, there’s no structure strong enough to stand. No one is responsible for email itself, and in the days since the Efail disclosure people have been pointing fingers at each other—email clients, vendors, OpenPGP standards, and S/MIME software vendors. It’s no one’s fault and it’s everyone’s fault. These kinds of disclosures, and the hacks built on the flaws of email, will keep coming for the foreseeable future.

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