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[Bug 26080] Remove unsafe named curves from Web Crypto API

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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:18:31 +0000
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virginie.galindo@gemalto.com changed:

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--- Comment #10 from virginie.galindo@gemalto.com ---
(In reply to Greg Slepak from comment #9)

To sumup the current status of the WG discussions with respect to your initial
bug demand: 
1. The curves that are listed as unsafe in [1] be removed from the Named
--> the WG discussed during several months the list of algorithms described in
that spec, removing something is not something we are ready to do at the

2. Safe ones be recommended in their place (like Curve25519)
--> This is currently discussed in the bug

3. Should any Named Curves be discovered to be unsafe in the future, that they
be deprecated and eventually removed from the spec.
--> This is currently discussed in the bug
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25607. A possible resolution
could be to reference a document listing the known algorithms weaknesses. 

With respect to that status, I suggest that we close the bug as WONTFIX (while
addressing your point #2 and #3, we wont fix #1). 

Chair of the Web Crypto WG

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