People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway


Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.

On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old encryption protocol PGP does still exist, and, yes, it still kinda sucks.

Mind you, the protocol itself is not really the problem. The crypto is solid. The problem is the way it’s implemented, and the ecosystem around it. What’s new is that a group of researchers has found a clever way for hackers to decrypt some PGP-encrypted emails….

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