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Opportunistic Encryption

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Author John Preuß Mattsson
Last updated 2014-08-18 (Latest revision 2014-02-14)
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Following the recent pervasive monitoring revelations, one of the discussed remedies has been opportunistic encryption. In this paper, we give an overview of various opportunistic and unauthenticated encryption techniques, discuss their benefits, limits, and disadvantages, and try to conclude how effective they are as a mean to thwart pervasive monitoring.


John Preuß Mattsson

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