[erlang-questions] How safe is it to leave an open SSL port on the public internet?

Loïc Hoguin <>
Fri Sep 1 14:57:04 CEST 2017


On 08/30/2017 08:03 PM, code wiget wrote:
> Also, Fred, I re-read your post and wanted to either start a quick 
> discussion/warn you about elliptic curves. According to the NSA: "the 
> growth of elliptic curve use has bumped up against the fact of continued 
> progress in the research on quantum computing, which has made it clear 
> that *elliptic curve cryptography is not the long term solution many 
> once hoped it would be.**”*
> *
> *
> The NSA has deprecated ECC, whether or not that means that some foreign 
> actor has a crack or if they are that worried about quantum computing is 
> to be seen, but for now it seems like we should be moving away from ECC.

Surely the NSA's bigger concern is that they can't crack it today, 
rather than it being too weak in the future.

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Loïc Hoguin
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