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We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: turning it up to 11

"based on what we know of chaining hashing algorithms, you may end up with a counterintuitive result of making it easier to crack your ciphertext"

Nevertheless it's something the theoreticians should be looking at.

The critical point could be key exchange algorithms. It's not going to help if you have a very strong message encryption based on chaining algorithms from multiple sources if the key exchange is vulnerable.

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