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comment What NIST protocol was allegedly backdoored by NSA in 2006?
It wouldn't be the first time the media got something wrong; even the NYT makes technical mistakes occasionally. More likely, there is a wrong perception among researchers about the history of SP 800-90.
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comment Recent attacks on RSA
Seems that Schneier (and other cryptographers) agree with me: schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/08/the_cryptopocal.html
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comment Do ciphertexts leak information about their algorithmic creators?
So if I say "I have 1024 bits of ciphertext" you can definitively ascertain whether that is an output from Rijndael-1024, or it's three blocks of AES-CBC with a random IV? I can't.
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comment Do ciphertexts leak information about their algorithmic creators?
@Ninveh You're confusing block cipher encipherment with full-blown encryption again. The concept of an "IV" does not apply to AES, Twofish, Serpent, etc. That's an idea used with modes in order to (typically) implement randomization. So you can't say "IV structure in some ciphers". In any case, the normal approach to security in crypto is to NOT try to hide which algorithms have been used at all (unless you are the NSA).
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