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[liberationtech] Is cryptography becoming less important?

Andreas Bader noergelpizza at
Thu Feb 28 10:03:12 PST 2013

Scott Elcomb:
> I'd be most interested in hearing this group's thoughts about this post:
> 'In the current climate of continuous attacks and intrusions by APT
> crews, government-sponsored groups and others organizations,
> cryptography is becoming less and less important and defenders need to
> start thinking about new ways to protect data on systems that they
> assume are compromised, one of the fathers of public-key cryptography
> said Tuesday. Adi Shamir, who helped design the original RSA
> algorithm, said that security experts should be preparing for a
> "post-cryptography" world.'
> <>
There was always a "war" between people that encrypt data and people
that want to hack that encryption. But in the last years it was clear
that the algorithms can no more be brutforced and hacked.
The normal brutforce attack is obsolete and the true problem is the
user, the software and the password he sets for encrypted data. But
that's nothing new.


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