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

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

..and you were absolutely right. I was commenting on general on the triviality of circumventing back-doored encryption without the need to hand-roll your algorithm.

It's worth restating your point, though. It can't be said often enough - don't roll your own encryption. You might be able to come up with something you can't find a way to break, just like all the authors of all those broken algorithms in the past. That doesn't mean someone cleverer than you won't come along and break it, and it's hubris in the extreme to assume that smarter-than-you person doesn't exist.

There's a good discussion here, of exactly why:

https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/18197/why-shouldnt-we-roll-our-own

Or... just read Bruce Schneier's blog...

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