[cryptography] the spell is broken

Ed Stone temp at synernet.com
Wed Oct 2 21:42:01 EDT 2013

For reflection: What percent of domestic and global communications are protected from the collection of plaintext or session information by AES?

Who has the capability and the desire to avoid going dark on that portion of data flows? Is this an example of a high-value target for corruption? If the promulgation of a flawed Dual_EC_DRBG was influenced, tolerated or supported by NIST and/or NSA in 2006, can we be sure that AES (FIPS PUB 197, 2001) was immune to those behaviors?

If it was immune, was that due to a lack of funding, a lack of will, or a lack of technical acumen?

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