[cryptography] PGP word list
tom at ritter.vg
Wed Feb 18 09:56:03 EST 2015
On 18 February 2015 at 06:20, ianG <iang at iang.org> wrote:
> Wow. I never even knew that existed!
> Is there any experience of of the word list in use? Any research?
> On the face of it, it would make things a lot easier for ordinary people to
> share that hex stuff when doing known key exchanges.
> An observation: calling it the PGP word list is just boring. It needs an
> exciting name that gets people looking it up out of curiosity.
I'm not aware of anything real spectacular, the topic was discussed
quite a bit on the messaging mailing list though.
Specifically the threads:
Useability of public-key fingerprints
Short Auth Strings
Word list for English Words
We had tried to get a small usability study run in the field:
https://github.com/tomrittervg/crypto-usability-study but it kind of
petered out. If anyone wanted to use that or build on it though,
they're free to.
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