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Backdoors always backfire

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The Snowden revelations in 2013 shook up the cryptographic community when documents showed evidence of actions to subvert standards and restrict “indigenous cryptography”. This talk will shine a light on the history of the most famous standardized back door, the Dual-EC pseudo-random number generator, and how it came into being a standard. Dual-EC is also a textbook example, though not the only one, of how back doors go bad. The talk will also cover some lesser known issues with standards and that it is sometimes hard to distinguish sabotage from bad, but benign, cryptographic designs.

This talk is part of the C.U. Ethics in Mathematics Society (CUEiMS) series.

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