[cryptography] [liberationtech] Heml.is - "The Beautiful & Secure Messenger"

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sat Jul 13 02:32:46 EDT 2013

William Yager <will.yager at gmail.com> writes:

>no cryptographer ever got hurt by being too paranoid, and not trusting your
>hardware is a great place to start.

And while you're lying awake at night worrying whether the Men in Black have
backdoored the CPU in your laptop, you're missing the fact that the software
that's using the random numbers has 36 different buffer overflows, of which 27
are remote-exploitable, and the crypto uses an RSA exponent of 1 and AES-CTR
with a fixed IV.


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