Reply to post: Re: AES Backdoor...

We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

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Re: AES Backdoor...

Yes, Reijndael was chosen for AES after an open competition (unless you believe in a Dutch conspiracy) as the best fast secure symmetric algo. You can find all the candidates and the analysis online. Not all processors have AES-specific instructions but there are a lot of MCUs that have them. ECIES is an asymmetric scheme, a very different fish. There are MCUs available for that now. What you will find is ECIES used as an AES key-transport mechanism. And yes, ECC is preferred over RSA in small devices.

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