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[liberationtech] Heml.is - "The Beautiful & Secure Messenger"

danimoth danimoth at cryptolab.net
Fri Jul 12 00:56:21 PDT 2013


On 11/07/13 at 01:36pm, Mitar wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Julian Oliver <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:
> > A good point. Nonetheless the way forward for security critical software is
> > toward de-centralisation; encouraging deployment and adaptation to local
> > contexts - political, social and topological. This is why both client and server
> > need to be open such that they can be both audited and adapted.
> 
> But how do you assure that server is really running the server code you audited?
>

You can't; application design should rely on the "only trust myself"
principle.. Thinking that remote nodes don't always play following the
rules helps.

This is really hard, I admit, but completely resolve this problem.

You're right over one crucial point: we are talking about something
which doesn't exists =)



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