[cryptography] European report says many crypto protocols have problems

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sun Nov 3 21:11:40 EST 2013


On 2013-11-04 10:40, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> Beyond that, there are other problems with the recommendation.  For example it
> strongly recommends DLP algorithms over RSA.  DLP is great on a whiteboard but
> extremely brittle in practice, since the entire family has a distressing
> propensity to leak the private key if you get even the tiniest implementation
> detail wrong.

Pretty much all crypto algorithms fail if you get the tiniest detail wrong.

In fact, come to think of it, pretty much all algorithms fail if you get 
the tiniest detail wrong, the difference with crypto being that you do 
not notice you have failed.


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