[Linux-aus] Operation Anzacathon is go!

Ben McGinnes ben at adversary.org
Fri May 1 12:21:24 AEST 2020

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 08:15:11PM +0800, Euan de Kock via linux-aus wrote:
> Maybe consider signal (www.signal.org) as the comms platform. It's
> secure,

That depends entirely on your threat model.  While I have no reason to
doubt the strenth of the cryptographic functions it contains, there
are potential problems with the protocol design.  Not least of which
being that it requires all users share their mobile number with
everyone else, which may not be appropriate for their individual

> has apps on all major platforms, including Linux, and it is open
> source.

It's not the only platform independent option.

Anyway, a better approach is asking what the communications
requirements are, and how much personal information will participants
be required to provide in order to participate (if any).  When that is
known, then a software recommendation is possible.  Otherwise you're
just picking a personal preference and assuming it will meet
everyone's needs because it meets your own needs.

BTW, I don't hate Signal, but it isn't the encryption magic bullet
which so many people have been trying to claim it is for the last few
years or so.

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