[messaging] Value of deniability
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Dec 10 12:49:00 PST 2014
On 12/10/2014 03:45 PM, Mike Hearn wrote:
> You could argue the PGP key that signed isn't yours. PGP is entirely
> relative, so unless you had established it was your key is some very strong
> non-WoTty way (like by getting up on stage and saying "this is my key
> fingerprint" or handing out business cards with it on), then you could
> still end up with some deniability.
It's also possible that although the key is yours,
* your computer was infected with malware, or
* your roommate routinely borrows your computer, or
* you left yourself logged in when you went to the bathroom, or
even with cryptographic proof, there are lots of ways to deny things.
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