Strange crypto choices

Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL uri at
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" < at on behalf of koops1997 at> 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> 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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