Making crypto user friendly

by Edd Dumbill

Related link: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2003-March/msg00675.html



This post from Havoc Pennington contains some interesting musings on what it would take to make crypto with PGP or GPG user-friendly. It's more than a nice GUI around the existing tools, says Havoc, it's that it needs to be more task-centered.


I'm quite a keen user of PGP encryption, but it took me a long time to understand the concepts involved, and my use of it is still limited by the relative lack of integration of the current toolset.



Got any ideas about making crypto easier to use?