[messaging] WhatsApp & OWS team up

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at fsfe.org
Tue Nov 18 11:59:51 PST 2014

On November 18, 2014 9:42:12 PM EET, Tim Bray <tbray at textuality.com> wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Tao Effect <contact at taoeffect.com>
>> Cracking the usable key verification problem. This move brings
>WhatsApp to
>> the same level of security as iMessage (or better, given the forward
>> security), but WhatsApp/Facebook could still do a switcheroo on
>> keys. TextSecure never really figured this out IMO - it still expects
>> people to manually compare long strings of hex.
>> I will, a
>> ​​
>> s seems to be my role here, recommend the blockchain and a system
>> DNSChain for solving this problem. :-)
>​And I will, as seems to be *my* role here, ​recommend checking out
>keybase.io, which you can use without trusting, and provides what
>smells to
>me like extremely practical probabilistic key<=>person mapping

But keybase is centralized. No?

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