[cryptome] Re: 2nd closure - provider of encrypted emails

  • From: "jd.cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxx" <jd.cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:19:44 +0200

I'd prefer to use passwords without knowing them b/c I will reveal a password 
at gun point or during torture. I can not identify it when asked to do so. I 
like the combination of cryptography 
and neuroscience. You should consider that approach too.


Am 18.08.2013 um 14:02 schrieb John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Jon Callas writes recently that crypto is not the weakness,
> it is by-passed to attack vulnerabilities of transmission.
> http://cryptome.org/2013/08/callas-snowden.htm
> Corollaries:
> Crypto is a red flag inviting attack, aided by anonymizing
> and other concealing methodologies.
> The only trustworthy email is that which never leaves your
> box which must be disconnected from everything else in
> a Faraday, in a bunker, un-powered, out of your reach. Never
> used, no CPU, no chips, no cards, no wiring, just the tin
> shell covered in bakelite. A demagnetized rock will do.
> Humans leak far more than machines. Solipsists and hermits
> and braggarts the leakiest.
> One thing is for sure after the history of computers of trying,
> infallible digital security is impossible, only gradations of
> cybernetic illusion. As with security in general.
> Attackers always win until they crow about prowess as
> strong security for a marketing effort. Then they are
> taken down by the weakest link.
> Ponder the invention of the word security. It isn't what
> it is alleged to be, it means credible illusion, a brand.
> PKC is a brand which wizened cryptographers tinker
> with but distrust beyond marketing. Read Callas and
> Zimmermann closely, not their publicity.

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