[cryptography] European report says many crypto protocols have problems

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Nov 6 13:02:05 EST 2013


On 2013-11-06 21:11, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> I'm arguing for incremental upgrades to existing protocols, not greenfields
> developments.

Observe email.

You can't get there from here.

> It's probably too late to invent a "better TLS" or "better PGP"
> or "better S/MIME" now (although we can always do a better IPsec :-), so we
> have to incrementally upgrade existing universal-substrate protocols as best
> we can.

Network effects make it hard to get a better TLS adopted, but SSH 
replaced telnet.



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