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Re: PGP Option? (Reply)

10.05.2010 06:21 pm (UTC)

Re: PGP Option?

pseudomonas: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] pseudomonas
Hmm, interesting. I like the idea of users being able to broadcast stuff securely like this. *but* I think if we do something like this it's got to be really rigorous. It's fine with stuff that's access-locked being by-and-large good enough, but things that are claiming to be crypto have to be done right - giving a false sense of security is much worse than just not offering the service.

If the encryption is done browser-side with another plugin then Dreamwidth never touches the plaintext or the keys and the only thing that needs security auditing is the plugin. All DW has to do is provide a nice way of tagging the text. Or am I missing something?
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