HOPE 2020 (2020): "A Death Blow to the Web of Trust" (Download)
Sunday, July 26, 2020: 0900. The PGP web of trust is broken. Actually, that's not quite right. "Broken" implies it was working at one point, and web of trust never really worked. But that won't stop us from having fun with it.
This talk will look at PGP at the protocol level, show some really glaring issues with how the web of trust was designed, and some really fantastic ways that it fails. It will also introduce a series of tools that can help you to wreak havoc on the keyservers.