[cryptography] regarding the NSA crypto "breakthrough"
grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 14:38:38 EDT 2013
On 9/5/13, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> of all the no such agency disclosures, this one fuels the most wild
> James Bamford, a veteran chronicler of the NSA, describes the agency
Links to links to source quotes...
> however, the crypto breakthrough discussed is more mundane:
Source? Sure, non-PFS can be exploited. But extending that
as underlying explanation of the Bamford quote is dangerous.
It's Bamford's quote, ask him.
> deployment of deep packet inspection with SSL/TLS capabilities.
I'd call it 'applied decrypting' not some breakthrough in 'cryptanalyze'ing
or 'break'ing any crypto. Words are important.
> 0. "SSL: Intercepted today, decrypted tomorrow" , should read "SSL:
> Intercepted and decrypted in real-time, almost everywhere"
> less than a third of a percent of SSL/TLS web traffic uses forward
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