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We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

Mark 65 Silver badge

Re: National products

When I read

Serious countries (USA, UK, Germany, France) do not use foreign algorithms for high-security needs. They mandatorily have to use national products and standards (from the algorithm to its implementation),” he added.

I wondered whether they use these mysterious other algorithms because they are

1. Stronger, or

2. They have a known flaw in them allowing the country's spy agency to be able to track and decrypt information being leaked to the enemy.

There are valid reasons for both.

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