Neal Koblitz critiques modern cryptography.

Jeff.Hodges at Jeff.Hodges at
Sat Sep 1 21:27:15 EDT 2007

[fwiw, Pascal Junod had sent this to this list under the subject "provable 
security" on 9-Aug]

> A critique of modern cryptography

well, in my reading it's not a "critique of modern cryptography" -- rather, 
it's (1) a comparison of the cultural differences between mathematical 
research and crypto research, and (2) a critique of the crypto research 
subfield known as "provable security", done using examples culled from Mr. 
Koblitz's personal experience.

and yes, it's worth reading. 


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