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

Krisztián Pintér pinterkr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 12:39:02 EDT 2014


Derek Miller (at Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:19:07 PM):
> 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?

actually, you have a point. if there is any doubt, there is no doubt.
without even doing anything, just by being secretive, NSA can weaken
crypto. good job guys!



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