Consider the following:

1. #Zoom, a company with bad security track record and murky ownership now has clandestine supply-chain-attack capability on #Keybase, and

2. Keybase is used by a lot of people to sign their #git commits and whatnot.


3. Zoom, a company with bad security track record and murky ownership now has potential supply-chain-attack capability on a lot of software whose git commits are signed using keys that touch Keybase.

#ThisIsFine #InfoSec

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@rysiek Yeah it's been interesting to see everyone list their Keybase account in their profile, and then this. Just when we thought Zoom was gonna keel over, they slice at their detractor's achilles heels

@joeterranova well, see, it almost worked, but for the "decentralized" part. Decentralized encryption nerds kept away from Keybase.

Precisely because it's centralized and this kind of shit is bound to happen.

@rysiek Well probably not all of them, given that it was Mastodon users touting it so much. Folks are often willing to give up a bit of resiliency to tomfoolery for convenience, until it bites them.

@rysiek @joeterranova keybase jumped the shark because: 1. proprietary closed server 2. Crypto wallet (don't need that bs) 3. For profit venture funded company. 4. Centralized not distributed. If someone would make a free software decentralized federated not venture funded non capitalist version of keybase that would be ideal.

@ailurocrat @joeterranova totally. but we need to find ways to support that, including financially.

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