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[liberationtech] AnnealMail: post-quantum fork of Enigmail

Steve Weis steveweis at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:58:34 PDT 2016


Hi Nick. I think codecrypt is for learning purposes only and should not be
used in practice.

I do see you have the warning "DO NOT USE this for mission-critical
things", which is good. You may want to have that as part of the actual
encrypted email body.

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:25 AM Nick Doiron <ndoiron at mapmeld.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Earlier this year, I started researching post-quantum encryption (PQE).
> I'm a developer but not a mathematician or cryptographer, so I looked for a
> way to contribute to more widespread use of PQE.
>
> Today I'm launching AnnealMail ( https://annealmail.github.io ), a fork
> of Enigmail which uses the McEliece cryptosystem for encrypting messages
> and a Merkle tree for signatures.
>
> The cryptography comes from rewriting the gpg and gpg-agent calls for the
> CodeCrypt command-line tool by Mirek Kratochvil:
> https://github.com/exaexa/codecrypt
>
> Use at your own risk. I'm not affiliated with Mozilla, Enigmail, or
> CodeCrypt.
>
> -- Nick Doiron
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