Strange crypto choices
koops1997 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 15:49:08 AEST 2018
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 9:11 PM, Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL
<uri at ll.mit.edu> wrote:
> 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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