Tuesday, July 19, 2011

OTR and deniability

Put another way, the goal in a trial is not a mathematical proof, it's proof to a certain standard of evidence, based on many different pieces of data. Life isn't a cryptographic protocol.

--Steve Bellovin

Quote in reference to conversation about what security guarantees OTR actually provides. In summary, "OTR aims to provide the same deniability as plaintext, while also providing the same authentication as, say, PGP."


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