Zoom buys Keybase

https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-joins-zoom This is great news for security and for zoom. Keybase might actually become a familiar entity in the public conversation now that zoom has acquired the company. It is an indication to serious security professionals that zoom is committed to a solid security posture for zoom users.  Some of the least advertised gems of […]

Zero Knowledge

I’ve liked the term “zero knowledge” back when it was used in the context of Diffie-Hellman key exchanges and other scenarios (see http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spr10/cos433/lec17new.pdf for examples). Zero knowledge cloud storage means the cloud service provider has no knowledge of the file(s) and folders you put on their storage (other than of course size and filename).  Note: if […]


DuckDuckGo  promotes itself on several points — when you go to their site: Switch to DuckDuckGo and take back your privacy! We don’t store your personal info. We don’t follow you around with ads. We don’t track you. Ever. This is generally good, and if all is well, your searches will not be given to advertisers. […]

What is keybase.io?

https://keybase.io  is hard to describe.  It started as a place for publishing someone’s public keys if you wanted to send someone an encrypted message or file. More recently it added a file system, with private and public folders.  The private folders are encrypted with user-generated keys that are not held by the keybase servers, so […]