Jon Callas’ Defense of Crypto

This is a superb analysis of why classical cryptography can be considered essentially unbreakable. Part of it has to do with the time and effort involved, which common wisdom suggests may eventually be reduced by Moore’s law or it successor. However, he makes some compelling points about easier to exploit weaknesses on information systems that drive the decision more quickly away from attacking the hardest, most secure part, even if that security is not nor ever will be perfect.

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