Re: [Cryptography] The hypothetical random number generator backdoor

2013-09-25 Thread Alan Braggins
On 23 September 2013 01:09, Phillip Hallam-Baker hal...@gmail.com wrote: So we think there is 'some kind' of backdoor in a random number generator. One question is how the EC math might make that possible. Another is how might the door be opened. Are you talking about

Re: [Cryptography] RSA recommends against use of its own products.

2013-09-25 Thread Alan Braggins
On 24 September 2013 17:01, Jerry Leichter leich...@lrw.com wrote: On Sep 23, 2013, at 4:20 AM, ianG i...@iang.org wrote: ... But they made Dual EC DRBG the default ... At the time this default was chosen (2005 or thereabouts), it was *not* a mistake.

Re: [Cryptography] Crypto Standards v.s. Engineering habits - Was: NIST about to weaken SHA3?

2013-10-03 Thread Alan Braggins
On 02/10/13 18:42, Arnold Reinhold wrote: On 1 Oct 2013 23:48 Jerry Leichter wrote: The larger the construction project, the tighter the limits on this stuff. I used to work with a former structural engineer, and he repeated some of the bad example stories they are taught. A famous case a