[cryptography] Dual_EC_DRBG was cooked, but not AES?

Krisztián Pintér pinterkr at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 09:26:36 EDT 2013


Ed Stone <temp at synernet.com> at Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:05:06 PM:

> Why has AES escaped general suspicion? 

because it was not created by NIST, nor NSA nor any other US gov org. it was created by the academia, namely two guys, daemen and rijmen (neither of them are americans).

the possibility of a backdoor in dual_ec was discovered very soon after its announcement. aes is much older, and despite the 15 years of scrutiny, it stands firm.



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