[Cryptography] An Open Source Analysis of NSA Cryptologic Capabilities

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Sep 17 11:30:17 EDT 2015

> The occasional cryptanalytic success implies that the NSA is generally more advanced, but not always.

I am probably being dumb, but I don't see how the timeline justifies that conclusion.

The only datapoint that we seem to be confident about is that the NSA quietly strengthened DES against differential attacks before the public community knew of them.

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