DH/DSS vs ElGame/DSS?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Apr 24 20:21:07 CEST 2009

On Apr 24, 2009, at 12:29 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> David Shaw wrote:
>> The patent holders (Cylink) simply wanted to push the name
>> Diffie-Hellman for marketing reasons.
> Many people think Cylink has a history of regrettably close  
> cooperation
> with the NSA.  Some people consider their products to be suspect as a
> result of this.  Given that, it should be pointed out that PGP
> Corporation was licensing the algorithm, not the implementation.  PGP
> and GnuPG both use their own independent implementations of the  
> algorithm.

Plus, both the GnuPG implementation and the PGP implementation are  
available for review by anyone who wants to look at them.  (PGP isn't  
open source of course, but you can still get the source for review).


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