[tor-talk] How the NSA breaks Diffie-Hellmann

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Wed Oct 21 00:38:56 UTC 2015

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 4:52 AM, Lluís <2015.msl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I understand, from a post to this list, than tor is switching from RSA
> to elliptic curve key generation.
> What would we expect from that update ?

For encryption, it already happened back in 0.2.4, with the
introduction of the ntor protocol.  (And with the use of ecdhe in tls
where available.)

The remaining use of RSA is for authentication, and should be mostly
phased out over the next 8 months.


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