PGP key Inevitably Faulty
jya at pipeline.com
Mon Mar 30 07:22:49 PDT 2020
Digital encryption is inherently faulty due to the incompatibility of
physical and electromagnetic. At the electron level there might be
electronic security but getting from that level to the human
accessible level is insurmountable.
Encryption products fudge the linkage with smoke and mirror analogues.
"Pretty good" is one of the few crypto products which accurately
describe what is possible. All the others exaggerate, exculpate for
inevitable failures, prevaricate, slickly market, promise to do
better with upgrades and/or new.
Lately, comsec wizards market claims that's the best we can do, live
with it, agitate for privacy legislation. Or cite Snowden's
racketeering, SecureDrop, Signal, and continuous snake oiling.
Full Disclosure web site covers this endless apologia pretty good.
Background for the skeptical:
The Inevitability of Failure: The Flawed Assumption of Security in
Modern Computing Environments (NSA, 1998)
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