Reply to post: Re: Making Non-compliant Encryption Illegal

Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, oi oi oi! Tech zillionaire Ray's backdoor crypto for the Feds is Clipper chip v2

-tim

Re: Making Non-compliant Encryption Illegal

"2. Designing a secure encryption algorithm (especially one that is provably secure) is hard; many, including skilled cryptographers, have tried and fallen short."

The scary part of that statement is designing secure encryption is the easy part of what governments want.

Moden encryption uses new keys very often and generation, transfer and selection of those keys is a far more difficult problem than the simple block ciphers. The key escrow techniques used way back in the days Clipper wouldn't be considered anywhere outside of a high school programming class or congress.

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