[Cryptography] NSA and cryptanalysis

Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 16:04:10 EDT 2013

You know, if there was a completely ironclad legal opinion that made use of
ECC possible without the risk of a lawsuit costing over $2 million from
Certicom then I would be happy to endorse a switch to ECC like the NSA is
pushing for as well.

I would not therefore draw the conclusion that NSA advice to move to ECC is
motivated by knowledge of a crack of RSA, if anything that would argue
against moving from ECC. It is merely a consequence of the US government
having a license which we don't have.
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