[Standards] Disappearing timers for OMEMO proposal

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Sat May 12 08:45:49 UTC 2018

On 12.05.2018 10:14, Alexander Krotov wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:24:35AM +0200, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
>> Quoting Alexander Krotov <ilabdsf at gmail.com>:
>> Therefore it is orthogonal to any encryption and it does also not
>> matter, whether your peer or one of your peers devices or resources
>> does implement the feature or not. No need to check. As sender, just
>> use the timers and let the problem of deleting messages to the
>> recipient.
> I want to be able to advertise to my contacts which of my devices
> support timers, so devices that don't support them are not able to
> decrypt the message.

What prevents ("malicious") devices from announcing the feature and not
deleting the message afterwards? What do you gain from coupling
encryption and timers?

I feel like the answer is "next to nothing" but I'm happy to be told

- Florian

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 618 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/standards/attachments/20180512/71e5df7a/attachment-0001.sig>

More information about the Standards mailing list