[cryptography] regarding the NSA crypto "breakthrough"

jd.cypherpunks at gmail.com jd.cypherpunks at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 05:19:04 EDT 2013


You're right.

http://cpunks.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/how-to-remain-secure-against-surveillance-a-practical-guide/

--Michael

06.09.2013 11:01 Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>:

> On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 10:47:10AM -0700, coderman wrote:
>> of all the no such agency disclosures, this one fuels the most wild speculation.
> 
> It is reported that the journalists deliberately withheld details
> which are available in Snowden's original documents. Somebody
> better leak these, fast.
> 
> The claims are that some code and magic constants have been weakened,
> but also that NSA still has problems with some methods.
> 
> We need to know.
> 
> Obviously, as a short-term workaround there's fallback to
> expensive/inconvenient methods like one-time pads, but long-term
> we obviously need new cyphers. Not tainted by any TLA poison.
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