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PX Eliezer
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RSA warns over NSA link to encryption algorithm

RSA, the internet security firm, has warned customers not to use one of its own encryption algorithms after fears it can be unlocked by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

In an advisory note to its developer customers, RSA said that a default algorithm in one of its toolkits could contain a "back door" that would allow the NSA to decrypt encrypted data.

It "strongly recommends" switching to other random number generators......

»www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24173977


Ian
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Wasn't the basic flaw pointed out in 2007?


Steve
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Microsoft found the possible backdoor years ago, crypto people have been concerned about it for years, even NIST advises against using it.

But now RSA is stepping up because they have our backs. Thanks guys!


StuartMW
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Yeah now the NSA has got all it wants and ppl have stopped using it anyway
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EUS
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Is the unnamed product that which is used to generate certificates?


Steve
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said by Steve:

Thanks guys!

Thanks also to Prof. Green for even better commentary

»blog.cryptographyengineering.com···own.html

His is my favorite crypto blog.

HELLFIRE
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The coalition argues that the ECPA has been outpaced by the rapid rise of the internet and the explosion of digital data.

It's comments like these that make me wonder if I shouldn't've gone into law instead.
In law, you could ask "what's an 'SLA?'" and no one'd complain.

Regards