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soft backdoors: ECDSA vs RSA vs EdDSA (aka EC Schnorr) (Re: BlueHat v13 crypto talks - request for leaks ; ))

Adam Back <[email protected]> writes:

>Maybe this DSA flaw spotted by Bleichenbacker was another NSA soft-sabotage
>attempt (making standards security brittle in the knowledge that it some
>people will fail to harden it,

It wasn't "some people", it was almost every implementation at the time.  When
the standard very clearly says "do, X, Y, Z" then everyone sits down and
implements X, Y, and Z exactly as written (well, except for professional
paranoids who build in extra safety margins :-).  So if it was deliberately
weakened then it was a very successful weakening.