[cryptography] [info] The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

Marsh Ray marsh at extendedsubset.com
Mon Mar 19 20:28:41 EDT 2012


On 03/19/2012 07:15 PM, ianG wrote:
>
> Right, so thinking about it some more, traffic analysis is the goal. But
> AES-cracking is the cover-plan.
>
> "We're almost there, the new computer being built this year will make a
> huge difference, a real breakthrough!"
>
> Perfect.
>
> (They have a mandate for the second, not the first... and the second
> delivers the first.)

Alternatively, perhaps they've had some promising results optimizing 
some tasks for GPUs and would like a next generation of hardware to be 
built with that capability.

- Marsh



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