@gemlog Almost all asymmetric encryption (i.e., a public/private keypair) works like that, using the keypair to establish a shared session key that drives symmetric encryption (i.e., a single shared key). Symmetric is usually way lower overhead for sending messages. Plus, a session key that lasts for a single session means it's harder to capture your traffic and decrypt it later if some of your keys are compromised. Have to capture the initial shared key setup to do that.
@tomasino Sorry for your loss, tomasino. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Keybase, the company that asks you to upload your private keys to their servers, has just been acquired by Zoom, an essentially Chinese company notorious for having terrible concepts on how encryption should be implemented.
Even if you gave Keybase the benefit of the doubt beforehand, this is corporate suicide at it's most graphic. Delete your Keybase keys. Close your account. Rotate everything that Keybase touched, be that password or cryptomaterial.
Yeah, ok. Keybase is deader than dead.
"So, our shortest-term directive is to significantly improve our security effectiveness, by working on a product that's that much bigger than Keybase. We can't be more specific than that, because we're just diving in."
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
-George Bernard Shaw
@SDF If you are a member of SDF's Mastodon instance, you can invite members into the community. Click "Preferences" (the gear icon) and then "Invite people". The process will allow you to generate one or more invitation links. Each link can be used by 1+ people (configurable) and can have an optional expiration.
Inviting quality contributors to our Mastodon will help SDF to continue to grow while keeping the community strong!
BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital.
We've acheived 230+ days of consecutive uptime on the main SDF cluster
thanks to the work of Christos Zoulas and Chuck Silvers of the NetBSD
foundation. They were able to identify and isolate multiple kernel bugs in
8.x with the high amount of usage here at SDF.
Tonight the file server 'ol' will be taken down to run through filesystem
consistencies and maintenance. This will begin at 11PM pacific time and
should wrap up just past midnight. Thank you for your patience and
@snowdusk_ Take care, friend snowdusk and your fans will be ready for your triumphant return in a few days! Rest well.
@snowdusk_ Awesome set tonight (as always), snowdusk! It's always a great time chatting on COM and IRC during your shows. So many great friends get to connect and have fun together for an hour!
Yes, @adamd I still look in on Mastodon, although not typically on a daily basis these days. I should set up a connection under BitlBee so I can follow Mastodon in my WeeChat.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko