Cryptanalysis of Algebraic Eraser
Algebraic Eraser is a public-key key-agreement protocol that’s patented and being pushed by a company for the Internet of Things, primarily because it is efficient on small low-power devices. There’s a new cryptanalytic attack.
This is yet another demonstration of why you should not choose proprietary encryption over public algorithms and protocols. The good stuff is not patented.
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