The microblog: 2018.05.14 01:52:09

2018.05.14 01:52:09 (995813982052278272) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Looks like 34 different patents (or applications) mentioned in 19 #NISTPQC submissions, including broken Compact LWE, DME, WalnutDSA and some-params-broken RLCE. This doesn't mean that the other 70% of the submissions are safe: a few important patents affect multiple submissions.

2018.05.14 02:02:16 (995816529827594240) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Some patent applications aren't published yet so evaluating their impact this year will be difficult. For example, there seem to be six applications regarding two LWR/RLWR submissions (Lizard and Round2), and for the moment we have no way to tell whether Saber is also covered.