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[liberationtech] AnnealMail: post-quantum fork of Enigmail

John Kronenwetter john.kronenwetter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 14:28:35 PDT 2016


following Nick's link, there is this article of interest to community
informatics people about a new post-quantum electronic-voting
protocol:

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-29360-8_16

I found that from Nick's more general article about PQE

https://medium.com/@mapmeld/post-quantum-encryption-411e3337b3be#.nhlu4mela

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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