[tor-talk] time to disable 3DES?

Lee ler762 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 01:57:21 UTC 2013

On 10/7/13, ramo at goodvikings.com <ramo at goodvikings.com> wrote:
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>> I know approximately zip about crypto, but AES was selected as the
>> replacement for DES back in 2000 & it seems like DES has always lived
>> under the cloud of "did NSA deliberately weaken it?"   So why keep it
>> around?  It's not like there are no alternatives..
> That was the initial worry, but hasn't it since been shown that NSA
> strengthened DES against a type of attack only they knew about?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#Data_Encryption_Standard

 --- The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
reviewed NSA's involvement,

Ah yes.. two absolutely trustworthy & forthright sources.  My mistake
- no backdoor, no weaknesses, it was improved :)


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