[cryptography] [Cryptography] are ECDSA curves provably not cooked? (Re: RSA equivalent key length/strength)

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Oct 1 17:27:45 EDT 2013


On 2013-10-02 06:10, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> <tinfoilhat>They wanted us to think they were incompetent, so we would 
> expect that Dual_EC_DRBG was their failed attempt to tamper with a 
> cryptographic standard, and so we would overlook the more sinister and 
> subtle attempts to tamper with the NIST curves</tinfoilhat>�

The NSA is conspiratorial.

The NSA, in choosing the NIST curves, chose them in one way and said it 
was choosing them in another way.

One lie, all lies.

If a liar, looking for consistency is pointless.


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