GPG for SMS?

Kieran Fleming kieran.fleming at
Mon Nov 10 11:42:20 CET 2008

I think a client/server setup would be better than this. You could have
a generic messaging program that attempts to contact the person using
normal TCP/IP and fall back to SMS if that doesn't work. 
With this you can have proper public key encryption and message signing,
and there is a guarantee of message delivery. It sucks that people pay
mobile phone companies money on the hope that the message will be

On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 10:30 +0100, rhn wrote:
> ---- Wiadomość Oryginalna ----
> Od: Vinzenz Hersche <hersche at>
> >
> > i read a article about this group. they could crack gsm-connection's
> > in 2 hours without some cleartext. another issue in my eyes is the
> > possibility of the provider to listen all calls, read all sms.
> That's an interesting project!
> > i think, it isn't so much work to make a symetric crypt-possibility
> > for special peoble as example (person a say's person b the code
> > directly, so both ore more "invited" peoble's know the key and could
> > encode/decode the messenges)..
> I believe this could work in a public key architecture - the symmetric key would be sent using GPG beforehand, symmetric key used later.
> > in my eyes, security is very important, and privacy in the
> > mobile-phone-world doesn't exist. if i had enough time and expirience,
> > i would programm by myself, but until i had this, it's could been 1-3
> > years later. :/
> There's Paroli in its early stages of development, needing developers, I guess they should be asked whether someone wants to implement this. I have more or less the same problem - not having enough time to do everything I would like to. But if there's enough people wanting to implement this (as a part of paroli or anything else), I will switch my priorities to be able to help.
> rhn
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