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Re: [Sks-devel] offtopic:

From: Gabor Kiss
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] offtopic:
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:55:33 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

Dear David,

> These are the same problems that are always present. First, there's
> the usability versus function (and it is really sad that these have
> become opposite poles), and second, there's the competence to audit
> code, which is probably an issue for an even greater number of people
> than the usability.

You are absolutely right.

> Inevitably, we rely on each other because we can't do everything
> ourselves. So the questions reduce to 1) do we want wider scale
> adoption of encryption (my answer is yes), 2) do those of us who have
> the competence (not me) audit code (I think they will do so for their
> own reasons), and 3) will they share their results (I thought this was
> the idea of open source)?

Mostly I agree.
But we must not give up the right to thinking and scepticism.

I can imagine that next week someone set up a similar service
on his own site, next month three other guys do the same etc.
Sending encrypted mail via someone else's infrastructure will
be more popular than M$ Vindoze. :-)
Guess how much time passes until Oscar slightly modifies the code
on his site in order to open a backdoor for Eve/NSA/mafia?
Who the heck will check the Javascript at every turn?

I don't think this is the way of future.

This practice is dangerous as much as uneducated peoples
sign public key of everybody without checking their identity.


Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer?
Ja! ... Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput.

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