Visible to the public "PGP Ecosystem Targeted in ‘Poisoning’ Attacks"Conflict Detection Enabled

Robert Hansen and Daniel Gillmor are researchers that have recently been targeted by PGP poisoning attacks. PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is an encryption software used for the authentication and privacy of email messages. PGP poisoning attacks refer to the spamming of certificates with a significant number of signatures or certifications. This article continues to discuss the PGP framework, what is exploited in PGP poisoning attacks, the impact that these attacks could have on security, and suggestions made by researchers as to how such attacks can be mitigated, along with the efforts that have been made by researchers to highlight and address these attacks.

Threatpost reports "PGP Ecosystem Targeted in 'Poisoning' Attacks"