[cryptography] Comsec as Public Utility Beyond Illusory Privacy

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Fri Mar 14 10:10:38 EDT 2014



> Message du 14/03/14 04:52
> De : "Troy Benjegerdes" 
> A : tpb-crypto at laposte.net
> Copie à : "John Young" , cypherpunks at cpunks.org, cryptography at randombit.net, cryptome at freelists.org
> Objet : Re: Comsec as Public Utility Beyond Illusory Privacy
>

> > > getting agreement of all targets -- gov, com, edu, org -- to say
> > > enough is enough, national security has become a catchall for
> > > inexcusable invasion of the public realm.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > It remembers me when someone proposed that IPv6 encryption should become optional and the proposal was accepted. If we had IPv6 encrypted by now, things would be a little bit different ...
> > 
> 
> And networks would be harder to debug, unless you happened to work for the 
> comsec utility or the NSA and already had all the decryption keys.
> 
> Let me suggestion using IPv7 where encryption is also optional, but at least
> happens to use the same ecdsa keys you use for your money to encrypt packets
> if you so desire.
> 
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> 
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> 
> 

I absolutely don't see the point that justifies debugging network problems to be a bigger concern than the privacy of everyone in the world. Debugging be damned.

We should move to quantum-proof crypto, ECDSA is merely a stopgap.


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