This is kind of the mindset that people in crypto are so vocally opposed to.
“I did Cryptopals and I follow people on crypto twitter so I thought I could reverse this thing…”
Ugh. Interesting things in the article, but yeah. Concerning mindset.
What? What’s concerning about someone having a go at reversing something? Who is so opposed to people trying out new skills?
To this point, I have always heard the advice around crypto as “don’t roll your own crypto systems until you have significant experience breaking others” - so I’m not sure at all why this should be a concerning mindset.
Er, why? Actually I think this person is fantastic.
Beats 99% of the folks I see on the interweb.
There’s nothing wrong with being curious. They even decide at the very end that continuing would be foolish, and they decided to go with SSH.
… and this is why mere programmers have the overwhelming impression that cryptography is “not for them”