[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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