This is probably old enough that it doesn’t ring a lot of bells for people, so here: blog.cryptographyengineering…
The strange story of “Extended Random”
Yesterday, David Benjamin posted a pretty esoteric note on the IETF’s TLS mailing list. At a superficial level, the post describes some seizure-inducingly boring flaws in older Canon printers…blog.cryptographyengineering.com
It’s funny how nonchalant we’ve gotten about all of this. A year after the Snowden leaks if you’d told me we’d be fine with having people involved with Dual EC running the crypto groups at major tech firms, my mouth would have dropped open. Now I’m worried I’m being too mean.
I am not fine with it. My whole brand is anti-meanness, and I’m sincere about that. I hate trolling. But we can’t low key just watch Amazon build the infra for surveillance fascism. We are too close we are to authoritarianism, here in America, this moment. No games!
4:35 PM · Feb 4, 2021