[messaging] The Simple Thing

Tao Effect contact at taoeffect.com
Thu Oct 2 18:08:44 PDT 2014

On Oct 2, 2014, at 3:25 AM, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:
>>> "Keys will be non-repudiable and thus it will clear after an adverse
>>> event who facilitated the MITM attack."
>> I still don't understand how this is true.  All that "we" see is that a
>> key changed, which is a completely normal event and will be happening at
>> a rate which is probably difficult for "us" to even keep up with.  All
>> "we" really have is the word of the user that something in the log is
>> inappropriate.  I don't see any other real definitive "proof."
>> So what's the difference between CT and "the simple thing?"  In both
>> cases, all we have is the word of the user that something they claim to
>> be amiss is amiss.
> The difference is that with CT the user whose key changes necessarily
> becomes aware that it has changed. In "the simple thing?" only the
> targeted user of the key is aware of this change.

How is the owner of the key informed about the key change?

- Greg

Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA.

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