[cryptography] the spell is broken

Jared Hunter feralchimp at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 13:38:40 EDT 2013


Aside from the curve change (and even there), this strikes me as a marketing message rather than an important technical choice. The message is "we react to a deeper class of threat than our users understand."

Fair enough, but I'd hardly stop using AES or the larger SHA-2 variants on the back of recent news. 

-Jared

> On Oct 2, 2013, at 12:29 PM, "d.nix" <d.nix at comcast.net> wrote:
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> Callas' blog post:
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> http://silentcircle.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/nncs/
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>> On 10/2/2013 8:41 AM, ianG wrote:
>> http://www.infoworld.com/print/228000
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>> October 02, 2013 Silent Circle moves away from NIST cryptographic
>> standards, cites NSA concerns The company plans to replace AES and
>> SHA-2 with Twofish and Skein in its encrypted communication
>> services By Lucian Constantin | IDG News Service
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