[Cryptography] Signal planning no support for plaintext SMS

Kristian Gjøsteen kristian.gjosteen at ntnu.no
Tue Nov 8 19:29:56 EST 2022

6. nov. 2022 kl. 11:13 skrev Paul Wouters <paul at nohats.ca>:
> On Thu, 3 Nov 2022, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>> Is there any secure IM software that doesn't suck?  Or, alternately, is severe
>> suckage a prerequisite for secure IM software to filter out anyone who isn't
>> really serious about having encrypted comms?
> There is some new hope that MLS will replace this all [*]
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/mls/about/
> https://openmls.tech/

MLS is great (for some value of «great»), but it will not magically cause messaging software not to suck. The cryptography may improve, but the business model and approach to updates will remain the same.

Kristian Gjøsteen

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