FYI: AES patch

Johan Wevers
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 19:42:40 +0200 (MET DST)

Vergonet, Henk wrote:

> But I agree with Werner:
> It's likely the NSA have already found a backdoor in the
> algorithm, this is probably why the NIST has selected it ;).
When did Werner say this? BTW, not that I trust the NSA, but doesn't selecting a weak cipher also give certauin risks to themselves when someone else can also bvreak it? And didn't they actually make the original IBM DES design stronger by optimizing it against differential cryptanalyses in a time when this technique wasn't known in the civilian crypto world? -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP/GPG public keys at -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to