Why the poor uptake of encrypted email? [Was: Re: Secrets and cell phones.]

David G. Koontz david_koontz at xtra.co.nz
Mon Dec 8 17:43:08 EST 2008

JOHN GALT wrote:
> StealthMonger wrote:
>> This may help to explain the poor uptake of encrypted email.  It would
>> be useful to know exactly what has been discovered.  Can you provide
>> references?
> The iconic Paper explaining this is "Why Johnny Can't Encrypt" available
> here:  http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1251435

Available from the Authors:


(For those of us not ACM members and not having Library or affliate access).

There's also a power point presentation on the cognitive dissonance involved:


And something done at Carnegie Mellon:



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