The microblog: 2021.05.12 15:39:49

2021.05.12 15:39:49 (1392474596511682561) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

It's clarifying to look at cryptography from the attacker's perspective. See, for example, NSA's internal documents on crypto standardization: "Narrowing the encryption problem to a single, influential algorithm might drive out competitors, and that would reduce the field..." 1/2

2021.05.12 15:40:22 (1392474736479772686) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

"... that NSA had to be concerned about. Could a public encryption standard be made secure enough to protect against everything but a massive brute force attack, but weak enough to still permit an attack of some nature using very sophisticated (and expensive) techniques?" 2/2