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The Next HOPE (2010): "Monkeysphere: Fixing Authentication on the Net" (Download)

The Next HOPE (2010): "Monkeysphere: Fixing Authentication on the Net" (Download)

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Friday, July 16, 2010: 8:00 pm (Bell): Most modern public key infrastructure is built around notions of centralized authority, which is troublesome for those of us who want decentralized secure communications on the global network. Monkeysphere is a project to extend the OpenPGP Web of Trust into as many domains as possible, effectively supplanting hierarchical certification infrastructure like X.509, and restoring control over authentication and identification to the communications peers themselves and their own legitimately trusted introducers. Functional tools for authenticating peers over the World Wide Web and SSH have been introduced, with plans for more protocols. Come learn how the tools work, how you can take advantage of the Web of Trust in your own projects, and how you can contribute to building a more autonomous and decentralized global network.

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