[messaging] [FORGED] Re: On Signed-Only Mails

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Mon Dec 5 18:42:15 PST 2016

Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com> writes:

>The number of S/MIME certs enrolled is roughly two million ?which is roughly
>the same as the number of keys enrolled in key servers.

That doesn't really indicate usage though, just how many certs were issued. I
suspect certs_issued >>> certs_used for S/MIME (and the same for PGP keys).

>Neither application has been impressive in terms of deployment. 

True.  To paraphrase Vesselin Bontchev (AV guy), "if S/MIME [0] was going to
work, it would have worked by now".


[0] Substitute PKI, smart cards, monorails, hovercraft, eels in hovercraft,
    etc as required.

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