[Cryptography] recommending ChaCha20 instead of RC4 (RC4 again)

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Mar 16 04:34:51 EDT 2014

"James A. Donald" <jamesd at echeque.com> writes:

>Recall the long succession of Wifi debacles.  Has any committee ever done
>anything good in cryptography?

Yep, when they've adopted wholesale an existing standard done by a small
handful of talented people.  This is why I like the competition-style approach
to design, you short-circuit the design-by-committee approach and pick out the
best design from several small, hopefully-talented groups.


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