[cryptography] Crypto Vulns

Kevin kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 14:30:29 EST 2015


On 3/7/2015 12:01 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2015, Kevin wrote:
>
>>> No 1 vulnerability of crypto is the user
>>> 2nd passphrases
>>> 3rd overconfidence
>>> 4th trust in the producer
>>> 5th believing backdoors are No. 1
>> I don't agree that the user should be first on that list unless you are
>> talking about poor implementation.
> How would you arrange them, then?  I seem to recall that Enigma was broken
> largely due to sloppy user practices e.g. weak message key, re-use of
> keys, repeating same message with a weaker scheme, etc.  Used properly,
> Enigma would've been unbreakable at the time.
>
It was so easily broken because of lack of knowledge.  Poor 
implementation is the enemy.


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