Ben Laurie blathering

Why You Should Always Use End-to-End Encryption

A Twitter user has had all her private messages exposed to the world. This is one of the reasons I try to avoid sending private messages (at least, ones that I would like to remain private) over any system that does not employ end-to-end encryption.

At least then my only exposure is to my correspondent, not the muppets that run the messaging service I used.

One service this poor unfortunate has done for the world, though, is to provide an excellent example of why you should use cryptography routinely: you need not have any more to hide than your embarrassment.

Incidentally, I am going to stop using the combined tag “Anonymity/Privacy” after this post – clearly they are not always both applicable.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress