They’ve certainly done a great job deterring ubiquitous encryption, for example, by keeping PGP/GPG difficult to use.
I tried installing the latest GPG extension for Microsoft Outlook, had to back it out when the user’s Outlook client kept crashing.
The language radiates disappointment of a cryptographer who keeps being proven right.
Thats a bit much to claim. Certainly ITAR was an issue but its enforcement on crypto use & export had been dormant for quite a while before this court case.
Having met PKZ a few times I’d almost venture to say that it was designed to be hard to use from the start
At some point either before or after gray hair sets in, being right stops being fun at all. A career in any part of info sec teaches you that quick fast and in a hurry.
Cannot agree more… Especially when flavored with “I wish to be wrong”, when the wrongness won’t come and won’t come and won’t come…
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