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[liberationtech] Sometimes crypto can be easy

Brian Conley brianc at
Fri Oct 4 06:55:45 PDT 2013

Perhaps you might provide us insight into your one sentence description?

On Oct 4, 2013 6:50 AM, "Nathan of Guardian" <nathan at>

> Hash: SHA1
> I am virtually speaking at a conference in Spain later this month, and
> they asked me to do a test today using Skype. I offered instead that
> we should use Ostel ( with Jitsi to do an encrypted
> video call.
> I sent one quick email to their techs with a one sentence description
> about properly setting up the proxy settings.
> A few minutes later, I received a call on my Win7 app from
> an Ostel account that matched their name. We confirmed our ZRTP
> confirmation codes, and the audio came through just fine. I pressed
> the video button, and it started right up, with the same ZRTP
> encryption session activated.
> So, here is a great story of going from 0 to an encrypted video call
> between EU and US, with someone I have never met before, and had no
> idea about their technical capability.
> A great WIN for a Friday morning.,.. and the next time someone asks
> you to use Skype, please get them to use OStel (or Redphone,
> SilentCircle, or anything that is open (err, mostly open) and secure)
> instead.
> Don't underestimate your ability to change someone else's behavior in
> a positive way and give them a new skill in the process.
> +n
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird -
> iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJSTsdoAAoJEKgBGD5ps3qp59AP/2b0VgmWtWhN0sYB2BlqWe+Q
> Wd8EYeMYUCfPmofnymFNTnXGl8ZxHpSj/fuv+L7awAXsg/Z9vSFHynDuG3CKtkfe
> aOhUs1HXo/DO57vsotFd+rAsSCLdAWSNtFgGL1U+ZDVIz0jPMl+ryrs5frmJhyga
> 80/tILrcOihL2UjeLOSfbKILRiQo1x7Q6b24OSQ6XG/A9g+CMveMtZWYGWC08pdX
> N4ZYw98NPUKnigccCF894eyID4rOls8nz5yIKRGzPjiPZV7uOo2KAynCm0lqNUb7
> Tw7lYKoW/Ao09K9UJlNHCmOKBQSSL0qHBmI+ZGuRvZy44znYgt+mikYWw/7WqR6B
> 93bjvp9SxwNqm4G6ynj9PnmVXAbiSQAUUepdaQiLpdTfXBwebKVE6yUylDzBUaWS
> zZoyg1BaFbclpRiw8YtbXAM07GCvy8JQEukRtKh6CGqSKZbjqB9FmxHGJyMwAL2G
> +rLW5vUkfDjPdnNNHUPt9R7QF0KP9h7pxgfObXuhDz+NGnTUCztiTA4dYprRWMyu
> 7OygC5ajyuWlTWCf88qWBYR0vAcrvZwk6VuG8ssTcJ+Ithwg50FMSBTGMu7uTKDL
> kfYVrm+CSQGsTJ14c++RHVyuHx96HJfGvjuebDHjhm9Y51o6WzKd4UG6vxsqPqji
> 7A051dvClfAwgS2ffEpO
> =mxFW
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