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In reply to Comment by Reader Gary Mort

Andrew Ayer on 2015-05-05 at 16:30:

Security nihilism at its finest.

In reality, there is a large class of attackers who are thwarted by mandatory, authenticated encryption, but have no problem at all attacking opportunistic encryption. To suggest that we aim for the lesser level of security because there may be some attackers who can break the higher level of security is ridiculous.

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