This is the inaugural issue of Cryptography Dispatches, meant to be quick, frequent and lightly edited discussions of cryptographic topics. Longer form can be found at blog.filippo.io. If you are not reading this in your email client, you can subscribe here.
For my first round, I am writing about the recent attack on the PGP keyservers. The overall goal of the newsletter is to explain cryptography rather than to comment on the news, so we will cover context and mechanics, not the last minute updates. Issues about Ristretto, Ed25519 in Go, AES-GCM-SIV, and OPRF based contact discovery are still coming as promised!
The point of these newsletters is to write more, so please forgive me a lower level of polish. Since I don't have any invasive tracking in these emails, reply to let me know what you think and what you'd like to read about!