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

Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at webweaving.org
Tue Dec 9 02:18:59 EST 2008

On 8 Dec 2008, at 22:43, David G. Koontz wrote:

> 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:
> http://gaudior.net/alma/johnny.pdf

A later follow up (s/mime; more focus on the KDC):


is IMHO more interesting - as it explores a more realistic hostile  
scenario, seems to pinpoint the core security issue better; and goes  
to some length to evaluate remedial steps. And it does show that a  
large swath of issues in PGP are indeed solvable/solved (now)



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