Re: [Cfrg] A big, big Elliptic Curve

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Mon, 11 April 2016 15:14 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>, Ilari Liusvaara <ilariliusvaara@welho.com>, Mike Hamburg <mike@shiftleft.org>
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Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> writes:

>The solution to this quandry I think is for us to base decisions on whatever
>openly available evidence we have, but on nothing else. (So we ought not IMO
>factor in press-releases from anyone.)

+1.  "We have evidence of X that we can't show you, but we know you'd agree
with us if you saw it" is so 1990s crypto wars.  Go with published, proven
facts, not rumours and innuendo from an organisation with a track record of
subverting crypto.

Peter.