Re: Proposed Statement on "HTTPS everywhere for the IETF"

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Mon, 01 June 2015 22:59 UTC

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Paul,

On 01/06/15 22:27, Paul Wouters wrote:
> We should have said no to
> governments in the previous crypto war - and we definitely have to say
> no now.

I don't think this statement is anywhere near so directly related to
governments. While the recent man on the side attacks were
(allegedly:-) carried out by governments, that seems to be mostly a
matter of who did what first. Changes like using https by default have
much broader justifications.

S.