Security response team

JH Jonne Haß Public Seen by 105

I think we need to form a security response team to be contacted for responsible disclosure. We could setup a shared email account and share a PGP keypair which we each sign with our own keys.


Jonne Haß Fri 22 Feb 2013 11:20AM

Count me in, who's with me?


Flaburgan Fri 22 Feb 2013 1:06PM

Hm, I don't think I have the competence to be in, so, without me ;)


Florian Staudacher Fri 22 Feb 2013 2:23PM



goob Fri 22 Feb 2013 4:06PM

It sounds like a very good idea, but like Fla I don't think I have the competence, I'm afraid.

(I have a mental picture of you all in riot gear and assault rifles, going in like a SWAT team...)


Jason Robinson Fri 22 Feb 2013 8:21PM

+1 for this, but I think I'll stay out, way too many things going on :P

(offtopic maybe but don't really understand the PGP part? Isn't the point to receive alerts and act on them? :P)


Jonne Haß Fri 22 Feb 2013 8:52PM

PGP for the paranoid so that they can send us encrypted mails and it doesn't matter if the mailbox gets hijacked or the mail gets intercepted or whatever. Just common practice and can't do harm ;) So any suggestions where to get a mailbox?


Jason Robinson Fri 22 Feb 2013 9:26PM

The paranoid will probably not even send emails to gmail :P


Jonne Haß Fri 22 Feb 2013 9:38PM

Well, with PGP they could, Gmail won't be able to read them ;)


Tom Scott Sun 24 Feb 2013 7:58AM

+1 definitely.


Flaburgan Mon 25 Feb 2013 9:02AM

@jonneha what about create an email on @diasporaproject.org when Sean will have access to it ? We certainly have an email server somewhere (with OVH, I have an email address with every domain name I have, maybe it's the same here)


Jonne Haß Mon 25 Feb 2013 10:54AM

We still have no sign of life from the domain owner. That's basically why I'm asking.


Tom Scott Mon 25 Feb 2013 7:37PM

Who owns diasporaproject.org anyway?


Jonne Haß Mon 25 Feb 2013 8:50PM

whois diasporaproject.org gonna tell you. Somewhat.


goob Tue 26 Feb 2013 11:17AM

Max must know this person, or at least how to get in contact with them, otherwise they wouldn't have pointed diasporafoundation.org to his site in the first place - surely?


goob Tue 26 Feb 2013 11:17AM

Sorry, Maxwell, not Max - didn't mean to shorten his name.


fabianrbz Wed 27 Feb 2013 12:33AM

Count me in!


Ivan Gabriel Morén Sat 30 Mar 2013 11:53PM

A good, simple, secure and free mail, I think this one could do it:


They have both email and mailing lists. There are two ways to get an account, either by writing them a request and telling them who we are and why we want it, or by using invitation codes, and as both I and Paul do already have accounts for personal purposes we could generate invitation codes.

What do you say?


Jonne Haß Fri 2 Aug 2013 9:51PM

We now got full control over diasporafoundation.org, including a mail server listening to it, run by @dennisschubert. It's time to make security@diasporafoundation.org reality. I'm going to generate and publish a PGP key for it, anybody who wants to be in the team can contact me and I'll share the key with you, unless somebody knows a better method to get PGP working on that address.


goob Sat 3 Aug 2013 9:43AM

I've not heard about security@diasporafoundation.org before, Jonne. What is it intended to be? I'd like to know to see if it's something I could be a part of.


Jonne Haß Sat 3 Aug 2013 5:47PM

It's a method/address to responsibly, that is not in public, disclose serious security issues in Diaspora. Listening to it is the security response team (only me currently, heh...) to judge and handle the disclosed issues.


goob Sat 3 Aug 2013 6:33PM

Thanks. I saw from your discussion on Github that it's an email address for this purpose. I wasn't sure whether it was something else. A very good idea, but not something I can usefully be part of, I'm afraid.