[messaging] alternative to OpenPGP?
simon at josefsson.org
Fri Aug 14 03:07:04 PDT 2015
Mansour Moufid <mansourmoufid at gmail.com> writes:
> Hi everyone,
> Is there an alternative to the OpenPGP message format?
> There are three problems with OpenPGP, that I understand: metadata; 
> format oracles;  and difficulty of implementation. 
> There are many more problems but I care about these three.
> So I'm looking for an alternative message format which: has minimal
> metadata; requires authenticated encryption; and is trivial to parse
> with Hammer.
> Does one exist?
Have you looked at JSON Web Encryption?
For completeness, this discussion should mention S/MIME. I cannot
recall any technical advantage it has over OpenPGP though, so if OpenPGP
is not sufficient for you, S/MIME likely aren't either.
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