Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 00:35 UTC
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.2. The OpenBSD 5.2 release page has a detailed list of all changes and improvements. As always, I would love for someone to write proper items about OpenBSD releases - it's outside my interests and cursory glances don't do it justice.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by zima on Sun 4th Nov 2012 00:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
zima
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2005-07-06

OpenBSD has vnconfig -k capabilities with built-in Blowfish support [I don't trust AES and other stuff].

??... You don't trust one of most thoroughly cryptoanalysed cipher, don't trust in its many cryptoanalyses done by best cryptologists?

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by kwan_e on Sun 4th Nov 2012 00:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2007-02-18

"OpenBSD has vnconfig -k capabilities with built-in Blowfish support [I don't trust AES and other stuff].

??... You don't trust one of most thoroughly cryptoanalysed cipher, don't trust in its many cryptoanalyses done by best cryptologists?
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There are some people who are automatically suspicious of anything approved by some authority. In the case of encryption, it's the fear that there's a back door in the design that would allow the authorities to break it easily.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 4th Nov 2012 11:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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2007-11-23

Bingo. If it's designed by government to encrypt, then it's also designed by government to decrypt. Think about it: which government would allow to design cipher that is not breakable by themselves? that would be totally illogical. They want security, but they want to hold the master key ... that's easier than remote installation of government sponsored spyware [used in many operations], etc. You don't have to ask for the keys to encrypt. You can do it yourself.

You are a wo/man of big faith, zima.

P.S oh, and why do you think they did hardware acceleration for AES? it's not a surprise. They want wide adoption.

Edited 2012-11-04 11:04 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Wed 7th Nov 2012 20:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There are some people who are automatically suspicious of anything approved by some authority. In the case of encryption, it's the fear that there's a back door in the design that would allow the authorities to break it easily.

What's funny-sad, those seem to be quite often the same people who shout the loudest that... the government can't do anything right.

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