Bruce Schneier, the designer of the Blowfish algorithm, was gracious in mentioning the episode on his security blog, even providing an excerpt from the show's transcript.
In a response to a comment, Bruce had this to say:
I've never seen the show, and don't really care to. As to how it feels: it feels surreal. I'm not proud to be mentioned, angry they claimed I put a back door in, annoyed they get the details wrong. If anything, I am amused by the whole situation. It's, well, it's surreal.I won't be surprised if next season's villain on 24 has a manly beard, twin automatic machine pistols, and the uncanny ability to decrypt a box of Alpha-Bits.
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