After major security vulnerabilities or data breaches, "security people" show up and tell you to delete your account immediately. "Oh, time to delete your account! Switch to service/product … instead!"
Such statements totally ignore that security vulnerabilities are widespread and the vast majority of data breaches won't become publicly-known. Full control over your data and devices requires 100% isolation from the internet, not just arbitrarily switching services or products.
You can accidentally leak your private GPG key, or the endpoints of end-to-end encryption can be compromised. GPG also offers no perfect forward secrecy. An attacker can just record encrypted data, and may have the ability to decrypt everything in future.
As @Bobo_PK suggested, cryptographic algorithms change over time. Years ago, DES was considered secure …
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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The primary instance languages are German and English.