[cryptography] ECC patent FUD

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Tue Nov 16 06:01:25 EST 2010


On 2010-11-16 03:36, Marsh Ray wrote:
> I'm a software developer, and once in a blue moon the occasion comes around
> where some crypto-related algorithm needs to be selected. Having heard about
> this:
> http://www.betanews.com/article/Certicom-Patent-Suit-Against-Sony-Threatens-to-Unravel-AACS/1180557165

There's a really muddled and incorrect explanation of ECC in that article.

Anyway, Certicom is all bark and no bite. As James Donald says,
"Everything you need to do public key ECC was published twenty five years
ago".

-- 
David-Sarah Hopwood  ⚥  http://davidsarah.livejournal.com

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