[cryptography] Gregory Perry's follow-up to the FBI OpenBSD / OCF backdoors thread

Benjamin Kreuter brk7bx at virginia.edu
Mon Jan 16 08:23:15 EST 2012


On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:47:06 +1300
Peter Gutmann <pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> Harald Hanche-Olsen <hanche at math.ntnu.no> writes:
> 
> >Maybe it's just me, but I find myself unable to make sense of this
> >part:
> >
> >  [...] one mathematical vulnerability in the RSA encryption
> > algorithm related to changing the base numbering system of the
> > resulting RSA modulus after a block of plaintext had been encrypted
> 
> I thought it was positively sensible compared to:
> 
>   a fellow by the name of Ross Pirasteh, who was either the Prime
> Minister of Finance for the Shah of Iran or actually the Shah of Iran
> himself.  As the story goes, Ross and his family were snuck out of
> Iran rolled up in Persian rugs just prior to or during the 1979
> revolution

Perhaps this "leak" was actually a chapter from an upcoming spy novel?

-- Ben



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