Cryptography Dispatches: Replace PGP With an HTTPS Form

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by longshots, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. longshots

    longshots Registered Member

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    As you probably know, the school of modern cryptography thinking I subscribe to says that tools and protocols should be small, simple, and focused on a specific use case. Only then you can make opinionated choices that are safe by default, make the tool impossible to use wrong, and design with a single well-oiled joint avoiding all the issues that come from protocol negotiation, downgrades, and misuse.

    This means that replacing PGP is a painstaking effort of finding and breaking down the use cases of this rusty old Swiss Army knife, and finding simple dedicated solutions for each of them.

    https://buttondown.email/cryptography-dispatches/archive/cryptography-dispatches-replace-pgp-with-an-https/
     
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