The NSA Is Breaking Most Encryption on the Internet
The new Snowden revelations are explosive. Basically, the NSA is able to decrypt most of the Internet. They're doing it primarily by cheating, not by mathematics.
Remember this: The math is good, but math has no agency. Code has agency, and the code has been subverted.
EDITED TO ADD (9/6): Someone somewhere commented that the NSA's "groundbreaking cryptanalytic capabilities" could include a practical attack on RC4. I don't know one way or the other, but that's a good speculation.
EDITED TO ADD (9/13): An opposing view to my call to action.
Posted on September 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM • 384 Comments