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Re: [tor-talk] Elliptic Curve Crypto and the NSA



On Sun, Nov 01, 2015 at 10:15:08PM -0500, Michael McConville wrote:
> Dual_EC_DRBG, a random number generation algorithm, was very likely
> backdoored by the NSA. Tor doesn't use it. There is little evidence that
> other EC algorithms have been subverted, although it's possible.

I agree with this statement, though I believe in this case people aren't
suspecting a backdoor but a weakness in ECC that the NSA has found and
that they are worried someone else will find (or possibly has found
already) as well. That's possible, but I consider it extremely unlikely.

Martijn.

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