[Cryptography] NIST announced Round 1 candidates for lightweight crypto competition

Greg greg at kinostudios.com
Wed May 8 14:10:40 EDT 2019

> On May 8, 2019, at 1:31 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> I also don't think that the number of adherents tells us anything
> about how credible it is. 

I agree, this is why I'm still waiting on you to stop dodging the material on hand and address it directly. Or is it that you have no background in the subject matter, no understanding of subjects like physics or architecture or engineering, and so cannot respond to the material?

I'll continue to wait patiently for a substantive response from you, and in the meantime will re-emphasize my support for James D's statements that any organization that has a history of producing backdoored standards, and especially any organization that has a history of covering up murder of Americans, has no place judging any crypto standards. Such an organization belongs on trial first, and then behind bars.

This goes doubly so when it is the same organization responsible for both activities.

You are of course welcome to dismiss all of the science and high school physics as conspiracy theories, but all you accomplish is simply outing yourself to everyone on this list as either someone who is in the business of sabotaging cryptography standards, or someone who doesn't know enough to care about the integrity of standards.


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