[Cryptography] Updating Crypto and Software, Users Role, Flag Days (re: Cryptocurrency, ex: ElGamal)

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Thu Apr 4 14:24:31 EDT 2019

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:05 AM grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> > ElGamal..
> Not endorsing or suggesting just noting for whoever
> that Tor has been updating a lot of its former crypto,


> Indeed a lot of projects have been and are
> updating their crypto for various reasons...
> brokenness, modularity, performance,
> simplicity, maintenance, quantum...

Aha, quantum.
I just saw a couple notes that hint that quantum computation continues to
make faster
progress than I might expect.  The longer some delay shifting to quantum
resistant processes
the longer the string of dominoes when some nation state finds a way to
decrypt archived stolen but
encrypted data sets.

One at IBM.

Another in Australia with room temp tech.

Some archive backup systems delete keys to encrypted data rather than fetch
and destroy
archived physical media with data.  A single chunk of media can also
contain a mix of data
some needed and some tossed.

   T o m    M i t c h e l l
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