[Cryptography] NSA security guidelines for videoconferencing

Barney Wolff barney at databus.com
Sun May 3 15:58:22 EDT 2020

On Sat, May 02, 2020 at 04:32:25AM -0700, Whitfield Diffie wrote:
> > The problem with 'end to end' encryption is that it isn't the same as end to end
> > security and the developers may have a different definition of what an 'end' is.
>     The problem is with the term `end-to-end encryption.'  All
> encryption is from one end of something to another.  Link encryption
> is from one end of a link to the other.  Perhaps the term we need here
> is ``user-to-user encryption.''

Unless the algorithm is rot0 or the user is a savant, some software is being trusted. And I doubt that even a savant could handle video encryption at frame rate.

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