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[4]: Comment by marcp
by kwan_e on Mon 5th Nov 2012 02:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
kwan_e
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Bingo. If it's designed by government to encrypt,


But the AES isn't designed by the government. It was chosen from independent competing teams. Specific IMPLEMENTATIONS of AES could definitely have backdoors and I think it would be stupid to assume none of them did, but the design itself is quite hard to have a backdoor put in.

That's why in my initial comment, I only touched on design implying the fear about the design of AES is a bit paranoid. Everyone could review the design, and if no such agency were able to inject a backdoor into the design, you can bet the Russians, Chinese and Indians have the mathematical expertise (or can pay for it if they didn't) to figure it out.

Backdoors are a three way street and, whatever you think about the US congress and senate and the CIA and FBI, no such agency does not seem to have the same incompetence.

For a luddite like me, if it's good enough for Bruce Schneier, it's good enough for me.

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