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tinkrman15 karma

According to Bruce Schneier Facts, you once factored a prime. How does it feel to be the only human to have done that?

tinkrman3 karma

What do you think of the SQRL authentication? It is a system where normal username/password pair are not used; A pair of public/private keys are created, based on the name of the user, and the domain name he is visiting. From then on the authentication is based on the original keys exchanged. It is open source, but still in the alpha or beta stage I believe.

I'd love to hear about your opinion on it.

tinkrman3 karma

You have interactions with political figures. Based on that, do you think State legislated backdoors will eventually happen?

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When Diffie Hellman assymetric cryptography was published, in the 70s, British secret service revealed that one of their scientists had come up with it years before. They had to keep it secret, because of national security concerns. So my quuestion is this:

Today's cryptography is based on difficult mathematical problems: (prime numbers, discrete logarithms, elliptic curve cryptography etc) what are the chances these are already known to somebody in the intelligence circles (NSA and the like), and they have a way to break these?

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What is your opinion on Quantum computers making cracking easy? Is that even remotely possible in the near future?