[cryptography] What's the point of using non-NIST ECC Curves?

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 12:28:54 EDT 2014


On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Derek Miller <dreemkiller at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, both scenarios (NSA engineered them to be bad, NSA engineered
> them to be good) mean that the NSA knows a great deal more about weaknesses
> in Elliptic Curve Cryptography than we do. Doesn't that give you great
> pause in using the algorithm at all?
>

Sure, that's why djb and friends are also working on implementing McEliece
and Merkle signatures

-- 
Tony Arcieri
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