[cryptography] [Cryptography] RSA equivalent key length/strength
pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Sep 22 09:01:29 EDT 2013
ianG <iang at iang.org> writes:
>One mystery is left for me. Why so much? It clearly doesn't cost that much
>money to implement the DRBG, or if it did, I would have done it for $5m,
>honest injun! Nor would it cost that to test it nor to deploy it on mass.
You're assuming that someone got passed a suitcase full of cash and that was
it. Far more likely that RSA got a $10M contract for some government work and
at some point that included a request to make the ECDRBG the default for
<insert plausible-sounding reason here>. All quite above board, nothing
terribly suspicious to raise eyebrows.
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