[svlug] EU STOS, State of the Art in COMINT, NSA crypto backdoors
jbs at quiotix.com
Mon Sep 24 03:33:01 PDT 2001
Rich Bodo wrote:
> The WFR field in browsers, Notes, etc. was marketed by vendors as a key-size
> reduction, not as a work-factor reduction specifically for the NSA.
As I said, though, this means that customers got *more* than what they
were sold. They were sold 40-bit keys, and what they actually got were
40-bit keys when attacked by the NSA (and probably friends), but 64- or
128-bit keys when attacked by anyone else. Where is the complaint here?
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