[nycbug-talk] Elliptic Curve Backdoor? [was] RSA/DSA for encryption: has it's time come?

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Fri Sep 13 10:58:39 EDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM, George Rosamond
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Brian Coca:
>> Sooo ... now I have to keep everything in my head to keep it safe? ... oh
>> wait, they are working on that
>> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=brain-scans-reveal-dogs-thoughts
> Don't worry, DARPA is working on breaking that too.
> The operational question to me that we should really cover is: what
> changes are you doing now individually and in organizations?
> There is a real fear running up everyone's backs whether they admit it
> or not.  Whether 3-letter government agencies (3LGAs) are an adversary
> or not is secondary.  *Someone* can break/mitm/compromise/whatever.
> So throwing it back to list...
> What have you changed?
> What changes have taken place in your organization, whether or not
> influenced by you?


> Factors of authentication, keys used, additional encryption added,
> office or home Tor, pgp/gpg....

Nothing new.

> In NYC*BUG, we have reverted to rlogin/ftp/telnet, since we have given up.

and the root password is derivable from 8 letters used in a word in
this sentence.

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