Some people claim that it is impossible to make a secure system that also provides government access. Which is true if your security requirement is to not give government access. As I have argued above, the purely technical arguments against government access are not very convincing. Unfortunately, it is exactly those arguments that are most often raised in the debate.I agree with that. A counter-argument is that the Juniper backdoor ies an example of a govt backdoor that got subverted for nefarious purposes. But we have no proof of that. Juniper may have been using the pseudo-random number generator in recommended and secure ways.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
The current crypto war
Here is an essay about the second crypto war: