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Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:15:59 -0700
From: Tony Arcieri <bascule@...il.com>
To: Rikairchy <blakcshadow@...il.com>
Cc: fulldisclosure@...lists.org
Subject: Re: [FD] keybase.io

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Rikairchy <blakcshadow@...il.com> wrote:

> Why would a website focused on providing security allow users to
> upload their private keys?
>

They are willfully creating a less secure system in hopes of making it
popular. Supporting private key upload completely changes the threat model,
from the end-to-end system they are allegedly trying to supplement, to one
that's no different from just using TLS and a central service.

I hope it's clear to any security enthusiasts where their priorities lie.
Security takes a backseat to popularity. That's the wrong set of priorities
for secure software.

-- 
Tony Arcieri

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