Saturday, February 19, 2005

Why Johnny Can't Encrypt

Alma Whitten's paper "Why Johnny Can't
Encrypt
" is referenced often when discussing cryptography and
crypto tools. Basically, it's a study of the shortcomings in the PGP
interface. Some of it may be OBE as the paper is over five years old
and external interfaces (e.g. mail clients) have matured somewhat.