NSA backdoors and Set Preferred Cipher

Heinz Diehl htd at fritha.org
Sat Sep 7 23:23:52 CEST 2013

On 07.09.2013, Mike Acker wrote: 

> based on recent revelations we should probably not use any commercially
> offered cipher

Define "commercially used cipher".

I don't think the crypto ist the problem or the solution. Prism is
mostly about traffic analysis, which is not significantly 
affected by encryption. The weakest link is most probably a 
flaw in the crypto environment which can be exploited, 
or backdoors already placed in the binaries/source code.

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