[Cryptography] paranoid cryptoplumbing is a probably not defending the weakest point

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 17:08:03 EDT 2013

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com>wrote:

> I'd like to note quite strongly that (with certain exceptions like
> RC4) the odds of wholesale failures in ciphers seem rather small
> compared to the odds of systems problems like bad random number
> generators, sabotaged accelerator hardware, stolen keys, etc., and a
> smart attacker goes for the points of weakness.

As a counterpoint to what I was saying earlier, here's a tool that's likely
focusing on the wrong problems:


Tony Arcieri
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