[messaging] Private key backup on-boarding prototype survey

Max Skibinsky max at skibinsky.com
Sat Sep 7 14:23:12 PDT 2019

>  My goal is to research how to remove hurdles that discourage people from using PGP to encrypt their email.
> Currently I am looking into introducing a secret sharing scheme that helps with secure distributed backups of the private key. If you

Hi Chris, just noticed this. We are working on general (not
PGP-specific) commercial app [1,2] that splits any keys/files/photos
into Shamir's shards and monitors the health of distributed shard
backup stored on friends & family mobile devices.

Based on your description, sounds like our app will just work out of
the box for you: drop PGP key (or any valuable key) into the app or
take a pic of backup QR and then we take care of everything else,
including the disaster recovery when your original phone is destroyed.

- Max

[1] https://apps.apple.com/app/vault12-crypto-security/id1451596986
[2] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vault12.vault12

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