[Cryptography] Checking for the inadvertent use of test keys

Ray Dillinger bear at sonic.net
Thu Sep 3 20:09:12 EDT 2015

On 09/02/2015 11:51 AM, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 07:00:27PM +1200, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>> What I'm after is a simple safety check to warn about inadvertent use of
>> predictable sequences that might get used as test keys.  I'm after actual
>> algorithmic tests rather than general advice like "have you looked at
>> Kolmogorov complexity"...
> You could algorithmically Google the key and warn when the number of
> hits is too high.

Don't even joke about sending keys off to a third-party who's going
to have to have them in the clear to provide meaningful results.


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