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White House mulls just banning strong end-to-end crypto. Plus: More bad stuff in infosec land

Claptrap314 Silver badge

Re: OK...so public encryption gets banned...

I don't know that Clipper really had the good impacts you credit it. We still don't know that 3DES is really worth the effort, for instance. As for the US government "interference" with DES, the world finally figured out a decade or so ago WHY 16 rounds was useless compared to twelve.

BTW, things have changed, but the fact that the NSA discovered that attack against DES in time to influence the standard verse how long it took the rest of the world should go a long ways toward humbling these homebrew experts.

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