[cryptography] Matthew Green: An understated response to the NSA and unidentifed friends treachery

Kyle Maxwell kylem at xwell.org
Tue Sep 10 10:49:02 EDT 2013


Feels like naming coincidence, particularly given that the GCHQ
analogue is named similarly. From The Guardian[0]:

"The NSA's codeword for its decryption program, Bullrun, is taken from
a major battle of the American civil war. Its British counterpart,
Edgehill, is named after the first major engagement of the English
civil war, more than 200 years earlier."

[0]: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security


On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/6/13, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
>> An understated response to the NSA and unidentifed friends treachery:
>>
>> http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2013/09/on-nsa.html
>>
>> More of these expected, many. But who knows, as Green says,
>> all could go back to swell comsec business as usual.
>
> Linked from said blog...
> http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2012/05/14/what-is-intelr-secure-key-technology
>
> Bull Mountain Technology ... BULLRUN.
>
> Bullshit naming coincidence or genuine cooperative wordplay? ;)
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