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[liberationtech] [messaging] Informing the user they have the wrong key

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 15:25:07 PDT 2014


On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM, L Jean Camp <ljcamp at indiana.edu> wrote:

> We approach by providing information on order-of-magnitude risk. If
> someone is MITM while you are in an airport looking at Washington Post you
> probably do not care. When you log in to work or some other system, then
> the risk you are looking at, combined with your individual risk posture and
> momentary context determines if this is acceptable.
>

This doesn't answer how, but when. This is an admirable goal, but what is
the mechanism for alerting the user? What does the user see? What actions
can the user take based on this notification?

This question is specifically directed at the user experience.

-- 
Tony Arcieri
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