[messaging] countering active attacks against autocrypt messaging
holger at merlinux.eu
Sat Jun 30 04:00:18 PDT 2018
Those interested in e-mail and more general messenging encryption
security might find it interesting to read the countermitm-0.9.1 release
of the "countering active attacks against Autocrypt" effort:
It discusses new key verification protocols which are implemented
as a "Labs" feature in https://delta.chat, released to F-droid.
It also discusses key consistency research and implementation
efforts around https://claimchain.github.io/ .
While the doc deliberately focuses on Autocrypt e-mail encryption
(https://autocrypt.org) most of the results can likely be applied
to other messengers.
The research effort is ongoing and we'd welcome feedback
and PRs against https://github.com/nextleap-project/countermitm
We want to release a 1.0 version of this doc end of the year.
Part of the work has been funded by the European Commission
but lots is happening independently in various communities.
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