Strange crypto choices
Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL
uri at ll.mit.edu
Wed May 30 04:11:08 AEST 2018
What, you haven't heard that NSA secretly discovered a way to compute discrete log on ed25519? And while you are reading this, they're remotely installing a brain wave interrupter in your smartphone and desktop.
And they're secretly instigating lithium shortages, so posting like this thread could multiply.
<In spirit of this thread, I don't think smileys are even necessary>
On 5/29/18, 14:03, "openssh-unix-dev on behalf of Yegor Ievlev" <openssh-unix-dev-bounces+uri=ll.mit.edu at mindrot.org on behalf of koops1997 at gmail.com> wrote:
Also, Jerry Solinas, the person listed as an author of the curves,
also is the author of DUAL_EC_DRBG.
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 3:43 AM, Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2018, Damien Miller wrote:
>> We're aware of those arguments but don't find them convincing enough to
>> switch early.
> (but we will be switching to ssh-ed25519 and probably soon)
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