Next Irvine Underground Meeting
2024.07.12 at Gulliver's, 7pm

Phil Zimmerman Interview

45 minute interview with Phil Zimmerman, the creator of the popular PGP encryption program. Phil is working on a new product called zFone which aims to be an encrypted VOIP software phone.

The zFone will work in a similar way to the way that SSH works. On your first connection to someone you will choose to trust their host key or not. Once you’ve trusted it, you can trust all further communication with them just as SSH works. Additionally, in the future you can double check what the correct key is and retroactively know that your previous conversations were not man-in-the-middle’d. The encryption is planned to be at the data layer of the VOIP packets, which means that who you’re calling will not be hidden, just the contents of the conversation.

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