The state of secure, encrypted messaging

David Mytton
7 min readMay 14, 2017

Everyone should have an expectation of being able to communicate with someone else in a verifiably secure manner. I have a particular fascination with secure communications and encryption and I’ve spent a lot of time thinking through my own pragmatic approach to secure messaging.

This is my write up of the current state of things as I’ve found it.

E-mail encryption & PGP

E-mail seems to be considered a secure way to communicate but it is actually about as safe as sending a postcard in the mail…

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David Mytton

Co-founder https://console.dev — the best tools for developers. Researching sustainable computing at Uptime Institute. https://davidmytton.blog