Originally Posted by Artikbot
Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, am I right? Mine is that they better sort their own issues first before poking into others' affairs, even more when it's something as grave as accusing a cryptographer of being related to one of the biggest black market network in history.
This is the equivalent of someone telling Blizzard to stop working on SC2 and fix D3... there are different people are working on those two games.
It's not like just because two mathematicians decided to investigate this, EVERYONE in Israel stopped everything they were doing and just sat there and waited. And now that they've retracted their statement, everyone can go back to what they were doing.
They're just two mathematicians who happen
to be living in Israel. They said they were Israeli in the first paragraph to incite a response from people like you and used it to make this article more popular.
I actually know one of them personally (Adi Shamir) and trust me, he's a great, passionate person who is very involved in "solving our issues". He's the CEO of Skycure, a security startup dealing with smartphones, a dad, and often speaks at various cyber conventions in Israel. Among other awesome things he's involved in, he has a lot of positive influence.Edited by Coma - 11/28/13 at 2:45pm