[Cryptography] Client certificates as a defense against MITM attacks

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Wed Mar 19 07:15:36 EDT 2014

Guido Witmond <guido at witmond.nl> writes:

>What if a user agent could do all that crypto-nerd stuff so the only actions
>for the gays would be:
>- Sign up;
>- Post message;
>- Reply message;
>- Send a few more if the original date and place are not suitable;
>- Delete usb-stick;
>- meet up.
>All those [Pages of text] that you took out are for fellow crypto-nerds to
>shoot holes in it.

In that case it would be good to see the mapping from technical detail to UI
aspects, this is one of those things that historically has proven more or less
impossible to make very usable, so it'd be interesting to see how the UI
aspects are translated to the underlying technicalogy.


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