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    Crown Sterling / TimeAI: the Fyre Festival of Cryptography

    https://www.google.com/search?q=timeai+fraud

    These guys are fucking hilarious. They did a presentation at DEFCON that was openly mocked before they could even finish, resulting in DEFCON apologizing to its members/attendants and saying they would do better to filter out grifting moron scammers in the future, resulting in TimeAI suing DEFCON for ... allowing the audience to openly call them fraudsters...? Basically?

    It just gets worse from there. Their schtick is that somehow AI + prime numbers.. sorry "quasi-prime" numbers + quantum= breaks encryption.

    The only thing missing is some sort of tie-in to essential oils and homeopathy.

    Anyway they released this today, as 'proof':

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    They 'attack' a 256 bit RSA key. In a video. Using a laptop.

    Beyond the fact that there is literally no credibility in a demo that takes place via a video of a laptop, 256 bit RSA was broken 20 years ago. Rarely will you find a RSA key in the wild thats less than 4096 bits and when you do, its usually a legacy key from like Windows XP and even then it's 1024 bits.

    Honestly its fascinating to watch all this unfold because where scammers like Theranos had good intentions but were just totally out of their depths, these guys appear to be a core of absolute predators milking the VC community while sacrificing brainwashed pawns to the front lines of public opinion to buy time and more funding.

    The wildest part is I'm not even sure any of this is illegal.

     
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    Just for shits and grins, myself and a few of my colleagues decided to attend their presentation at Blackhat. It was as entertaining as watching people demand their money back from the Criss Angel show.

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    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

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    Interesting that they call themselves “Crown Sterling”.

    Calling yourselves “Crown x” to impute a sense of authority when making preposterous claims has previous when it comes to scams. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langbar_International

     
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