[Cfrg] CFRG and thwarting pervasive montoring

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Sun, 29 December 2013 21:12 UTC

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On Dec 29, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>; wrote:

> . . .

> I would love to see ongoing detailed work within
> CFRG as to how to counter pervasive monitoring.

Wearing your perpass hat, how can CFRG help? I ask this because I have seen little on the perpass mailing list that indicated that an even minor problem has been lack of crypto, or the use of crypto that is thought to be breakable. What type of crypto research or assessment would help perpass?

Note that deprecating the use of crypto that is widely known to be broken is the purview of IETF WGs, not the CFRG. The relevant WGs (particularly TLS) seem to already be doing that.

--Paul Hoffman