"Some people seem to be unable to rationally consider the possibility that NSA is sabotaging post-quantum cryptography. I've heard people saying, for example, that submissions to the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project (NISTPQC) were publicly designed and evaluated by top experts, and that NSA can't have bribed the submission teams."
Rationally consider? I have money on it.
@drwho Ha ha, so djb is basically complaining that the NIST is working on standardizing the DES equivelant of Post-Quantum Cryptography...
@nomad @drwho @meena I think one doesn't have to (or some people may even argue "should not") accept most of his opinions just to read his comments on, say, verifying finite-field arithmetic, the problem of invalid curve attacks in elliptic curve, or the relevant security merits of NTRU and McEliece for post-quantum crypto. These are topics that he certainly know what he's talking about and many can learn something new from the writings (his PQC books for a long time, were one of the few definite reference works in applied crypto). In a similar vein, it's not unreasonable to ignore or reject most of the flames Linus has posted on the LKML, while still finding useful information about the kernel in a few posts.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.