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We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

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Whilst it is certainly an interesting piece that has been presented I have to wonder how long it will be before such back-doors, if they exist, become known? If they are there then I would expect that at some point someone gains a conscience and releases the information. It's not like you need to extract reams of data like Snowden, you simply have to publicise "algorithm XYZ has a known exploitable weakness ABC built in". In the end it does seem that all information wishes to be free.

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