Zimmermann responds to PGP flap

    Date05 Sep 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3584
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Phil Zimmermann, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), responds to the recent flaw discovered in Network Associates implementation of the Additional Decryption Key (ADK) feature. This is a key escrow account that allows a responsible third-party to gain access to . . . Phil Zimmermann, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), responds to the recent flaw discovered in Network Associates implementation of the Additional Decryption Key (ADK) feature. This is a key escrow account that allows a responsible third-party to gain access to encrypted messages when the original key is lost. Many believe the feature is the result of a government conspiracy. Here's the explanation of the problem and rebuttal to the conspiracy argument sent by Zimmermann to Senior Editor Ellen Messmer
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