Failure of PKI in messaging

John Levine johnl at
Thu Feb 15 20:31:18 EST 2007

> > If you can persuade everyone to use a single system,
> > it's not hard to make communication adequately secure.
> ...

>You are making the Katrina reaction "we need someone in
>charge". ...

Oh, not at all. I guess I wasn't clear.  To the extent that people use
a single system it can be secure, but that doesn't scale.  I have a
rule of thumb that any walled garden big enough to be interesting is
probably also big enough that bad guys have snuck in.


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