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Re: [tor-talk] Mailpile SMTorP [ref: nexgen P2P email]

On 05/21/2015 00:41, grarpamp wrote:
This eliminates the fact that all these new centralised OpenPGP
webmail providers will have access to your keys/cleartext, because
A) it resides there
B) the malware they give you to run in your browser gives it away.

On one hand, Mailpile is after security, which is great. But on the other hand they use node which doesn't sign packages, therefore being vulnerable to MITM attacks. I think, node js is either fundamentally opposed to signing, or wants to bundle it with their commercial version, or something like that. With this trade-off (convenience of node vs security), Mailpile certainly doesn't look like as secure as such system could be.

Node js also has the insecure command that downloads code direct from github. So if some github project gets hijacked or bought out, guess what will happen?

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