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

Krisztián Pintér pinterkr at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 05:25:56 EDT 2014


>> If the NIST curves are weak in a way that we don't understand, this
>> means that ECC has properties that we don't understand.
>> Thus, if you don't trust the NIST Prime curves, does it make sense to
>> trust any ECC curves at all?

> All maths has properties we do not understand.

the question is not whether we understand everything, but whether we
don't understand something the NSA does.


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