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We’re talking about SIMON/SPECK and things just got real.
The government is shut down so we can literally say anything we want about NSA ciphers. It’s getting kind of dark.
I cannot possibly share on Twitter how spooky the delivery of this talk is. I feel like any minute the speaker is going to show us a dead body.
“So this is the story. But now I’m going to tell you what really happened [between the proposal and rejection of SIMON/SPECK]”
Now we have a timeline. Just show us the dead body already!!!
This room is so quiet. People are afraid to digest loudly. Nobody knows what’s coming.
As an aside: block cipher design is the only place in cryptography where you can say “30% security margin” and not have people look at you like you have two heads.
The dead body might be coming soon.
I’m starting to think this talk might not deliver the dead alien bodies I was led to expect.
Oh my god! They found proof that there’s actually a backdoor in SIMON!!!
(No I’m totally kidding. That’s just the end of the talk I wanted. Oh well.)
There’s a guy from the NSA here and he’s making it very clear that the speaker is going to receive a thorough tax audit.
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