[messaging] Question regarding Whatsapp/Signal Safety Numbers

Vincent Breitmoser look at my.amazin.horse
Tue Oct 3 09:49:38 PDT 2017

Joe(joe at celo.io)@Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 06:40:42PM +0200:
> Aha! I was pretty surprised the other day when I overheard a group of
> friends trying out Signal for the first time. They were walked through the
> fingerprint authentication (now changed to "security number") and of course,
> like everyone else does, decided to not speak the entire number, but to do
> some specific decimals instead. I was wondering what the heck was going on
> when I heard the same numbers being spoken out loud several times by
> different people, but this explains it. Thank you!

Heh. I guess this somewhat confirms the point about Alice being lazy.

 - V

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