People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway (Motherboard article)

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December 6, 2019 - 1:01pm

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2018/5/14 - screenshot of a Motherboard article about EFAIL. The title, as well as the incipit of the article, reveal the skepticism of the author about the crypto protocol.

On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old encryption protocol PGP does still exist, and, yes, it still kinda sucks.

Another quote :

“Sadly I think what it tells everyone is that as standards age, legacy systems will almost inevitably be exploited,” Alan Woodward, a professor at the University of Surrey, told me, “and email does not make for a good platform for secure messaging in the first place.”



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