[cryptography] OpenBSD

travis+ml-rbcryptography at subspacefield.org travis+ml-rbcryptography at subspacefield.org
Thu Dec 23 00:52:53 EST 2010


On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 01:39:03PM -0500, Randall Webmail wrote:
> Technical explanation aside, is this vulnerability exploitable? "This is a neat attack, but also a total pain in the a-- to use, and certainly not an FBI backdoor in OpenBSD IPsec," said Ptacek. [SNIP]
> 
> http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228900037&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News

The description of the attack is here:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2029640

And, well...

http://www.mail-archive.com/cryptography@metzdowd.com/msg07521.html

Somehow I'm reminded of this:

http://xkcd.com/757/

;-)
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