[cryptography] OTR and deniability

Ian Goldberg iang at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jul 18 19:53:46 EDT 2011


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 09:48:37AM +1000, Ian G wrote:
> From this, OTR suggests that mathematics can help you deny a
> transcript?  It can't.  It can certainly muddy the waters, it can
> certainly give you enough rope to hang yourself, but what it can't do
> is give some veneer of "it didn't happen."  Not in court, not in the
> hard world of humans.

OTR makes no claim to use mathematics to help you deny a transcript.
That would be crazy.

OTR claims to _avoid_ using mathematics that might be construed by some
as preventing you from denying a transcript.

   - Ian



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