Re: [TLS] Industry Concerns about TLS 1.3

Bill Frantz <frantz@pwpconsult.com> Wed, 28 September 2016 23:09 UTC

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On 9/28/16 at 2:01 AM, mrex@sap.com wrote:

>I'm sorry, but I'm still violently opposed to the IETF endorsing
>backdooring of security protocols.

I find myself in violent agreement with Martin, and many others 
in the IETF.

The last major backdoored encryption protocol I can remember 
came from the National Security Agency. After a few years of 
examination, serious flaws were found in the backdoor mechanism 
which would allow attackers to open the backdoors and read the 
plaintext. When the best in the business can't get these 
protocols right, I don't think we can either.

Cheers - Bill

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