Commit cfd1450b authored by Matthew Hodgson's avatar Matthew Hodgson
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fix typo & more wording from luca

parent 27f5c25f
...@@ -276,8 +276,8 @@ messages are still secret. ...@@ -276,8 +276,8 @@ messages are still secret.
By itself, Megolm does not possess this property: once the key to a Megolm By itself, Megolm does not possess this property: once the key to a Megolm
session is compromised, the attacker can decrypt any message that was session is compromised, the attacker can decrypt any message that was
encrypted using a key derived from the compromised key or any following encrypted using a key derived from the compromised or subsequent ratchet
ratchet values. values.
In order to mitigate this, the application should ensure that Megolm sessions In order to mitigate this, the application should ensure that Megolm sessions
are not used indefinitely. Instead it should periodically start a new session, are not used indefinitely. Instead it should periodically start a new session,
...@@ -298,8 +298,8 @@ In Megolm, each recipient maintains a record of the ratchet value which allows ...@@ -298,8 +298,8 @@ In Megolm, each recipient maintains a record of the ratchet value which allows
them to decrypt any messages sent in the session after the corresponding point them to decrypt any messages sent in the session after the corresponding point
in the conversation. If this value is compromised, an attacker can similarly in the conversation. If this value is compromised, an attacker can similarly
decrypt past messages which were encrypted by a key derived from the decrypt past messages which were encrypted by a key derived from the
compromised key or any following ratchet values. This gives 'partial' compromised or subsequent ratchet values. This gives 'partial' forward
forrward secrecy. secrecy.
To mitigate this issue, the application should offer the user the option to To mitigate this issue, the application should offer the user the option to
discard historical conversations, by winding forward any stored ratchet values, discard historical conversations, by winding forward any stored ratchet values,
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