Posts for the month of March 2009

Recent Encryption Key Problems

A common problem in the mailing list recently has involved a tainted key for encryption. Something has changed again, it would seem, with the format of the encryption keys or the library that handles it.

However, unless you have a really pressing need, the encryption key is not really needed. We believe the encryption feature doesn't really provide any security benefit, and most often causes more problems than it prevents.

Please check the Mailing List archives for more discussion, and feel free to ask us if you have a situation where the encryption feature is truly required.