Talk:NSA Suite A Cryptography

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Hi. Whoever removed the 'legacy algorithms,' such as BATON, could you please tell me why? This entire topic is shrouded in secrecy, and I'd like to know what your sources were. 18:57, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

It sounds stupid[edit]

NSA knows best that "security through obscurity" never works. To say they don't release it is simply asking Wikileaks to the waltz and surely they will leak it. Some 2nd year college student will then find a hole in the algorithm and it gets broken and chicom have a field day over USA. Much better to release any crypto and have the academic community analyse it to death, so no security hole remains hidden. (talk) 19:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

You forgot, that the NSA is the biggest employer for mathematicians (at least in the US), so they do have the knowledge to probe their own algorithms--Mirrakor (talk) 11:14, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

While this subject may not merit its own page, I believe it is significant enough for inclusion on Wikipedia. The simple fact that it pertains to the cryptographic technologies used to secure the secrets of one of the world's most powerful nations is perhaps not enough to overcome the dearth of public information about it, but it is also significant in its relation to its more popular sibling: NSA Suite B Cryptography. That suite is widely used in the public and private sectors around the world, it is fully publicly documented, and furthermore the Wikipedia page about it is at least mediocre. I propose that this page be merged into that one in order for Wikipedia to provide the public with as complete a picture of the NSA's cryptographic suites as possible. -Peter (talk) 00:36, 9 October 2015 (UTC)