"I don't understand what you..."


by Eliezer Yudkowsky May 18 2016 updated May 18 2016

I don't understand what you mean. In computer security generally, breaking an existing system, especially one in wide use or that had been subject to previous scrutiny, is a source of great prestige and a way of demonstrating competence. This happens far more often than somebody finding a new basic mathematical flaw in a widely used cryptographic system. What did you think Bruce Schneier meant?