[Standards-JIG] Re: The Great Encryption Debate

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Aug 10 18:14:23 UTC 2005


Ian Paterson wrote:
> We have to be very conservative when judging what is an invasion of
> privacy. Imagine Alice is Bob's jealous new girlfriend (they haven't
> exchanged keys yet), Bob has denied he ever talked to Charline, but
> Alice wants to confirm that. Bob thought his roster was private, but it
> turns out...

This isn't actually that big a deal, as David noted. It's quite easy to 
imagine situations where every person on one server is webbed without 
too many degrees of separation. It would be a problem with roster 
sharing techniques and even for manually assigned trust values but for 
implicit trust webs it should be fine.

/K

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Kevin Smith
Psi(.affinix.com) Jabber client project leader
PhD Research Student, Dept. Computer Science, University Of Exeter



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