[cryptography] regarding the NSA crypto "breakthrough"
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Sep 6 14:47:16 EDT 2013
On 2013-09-06 7:01 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 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.
Time to generate and select new elliptic curves by an open process,
wherein any large random quantities are chosen by a non secret process,
such as searching for the appropriate value nearest a round number.
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