Blowfish Bruce-Forced

Bruce Schneier’s Blowfish encryption algorithm was mangled again on the Fox show 24. According to Schneier’s Crypto-Gram blog, the show claims that Schneier put a backdoor in the algorithm. Based on reader comments on the Crypto-Gram blog, people will believe anything said on TV (or posted on the ‘net).

As of this post, Schneier hasn’t commented on it. I wouldn’t be surprised if he never did. Doesn’t his work and his character say enough?

List of products that use Blowfish.

Schneier once said of Blowfish in this article, “At this point, though, I’m amazed it’s still being used. If people ask, I recommend Twofish instead.”

Twofish rumors jumped out of the water a few years ago—Schneier’s response.

A previous ITauditSecurity post regarding Schneier:


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