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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:30:59 +0200
From: Krisztián Pintér <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Makwa is broken given p and q

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM, Bill Cox <> wrote:
> However, what's to keep all the major online companies from being
> NSL-ed with demands to hand over p and q to the government before they
> are scrubbed from memory?  Makwa is a dream come true for Big Brother
> governments.

there are ways to generate a composite number almost certainly having
at least two huge unknown factors. utterly impractical though.
however, might be practical for pwd hashing, considering that we want
slow things anyway. i don't think this is the way though.

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