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Re: [tor-talk] Elliptic Curve Crypto and the NSA
> Iâve been reading a paper that talks about why the NSA told everyone to
> move to quantum resistant crypto.
Are you talking about the paper "A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma"?
> One of the ideas in the paper was that they may have broken elliptic
I have another opinion. I didn't read something like "they may have broken
elliptic curves". The NSA crypto experts expected that elliptic curves
(ECC) and RSA will be broken by a quantum computer in the future, in the
more or less near future. But until this will happen, RSA and ECC offer
NSA recommendation for Suite B ciphers is NOT: "moving away from ECC now",
It means: "if you are still using RSA, don't spend money to move to ECC,
wait for PQC". (PQC: post quantum crypto)
A short comment by Matthew Green to step in without mathematics you may
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