[cryptography] Security Pop-Up of the Day

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Sep 21 21:37:41 EDT 2011


On 2011-09-22 5:08 AM, ianG wrote:
> All email client vendors had to do to give smime a chance in life was to
> make it easy to generate and use a cert. Automatically. Add an account,
> generate a cert. The rest can follow in due course...
>
> Dunno why, but the architecture seems to be an exercise in won't work.
> Is it possible that nobody really wanted smime to work?

They wanted it to work, but it was designed by committee.   A committee 
is always at least as stupid as its dumbest member, and usually more 
stupid, and at least as corrupt as its most corrupt member, and usually 
more corrupt.



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