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Deliberately flawed? RSA Security tells customers to drop NSA-related encryption algorithm

20.09.2013 04:37

An encryption algorithm with a suspected NSA-designed backdoor has been declared insecure by the developer after years of extensive use by customers worldwide, including the US federal agencies and government entities.

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William Henry Bowen 26.02.2014 20:05

Phil Zimmerman warned us about the problems with RSA's products in 1995 and came within an eyelash of going to prison for doing so.

 

ChristHasRisen Immanuel 26.02.2014 03:19

BitCoin does not run on weaker SHA-256.
It runs on SHA-256D.

B it difference.

SHA-256d hash algorithm (also known as "double SHA-256") is a cryptographic hash, first proposed by Ferguson and Schneier in the book "Practical Cryptography". The SHA-256d hash is used in the Bitcoin protocol and in the Fortuna random number generator.
The SHA-256d hash is obtained by applying the SHA-256 hash twice, i.e. by first applying SHA-256 to the data and then again to the resulting hash.

 

mergon 28.01.2014 10:26

Ever tried to get McAfee out of a computer ?

 

Jake Reed 11.12.2013 23:05

Palmer Eldrich 22.09.2013 14:27

Like oh, say SHA-256 which is the Bitcoin Poof of Work encryption for the blockchain ? which was designed by the NSA and Published by NIST ? ........ anyone else see a problem here >?

  


Ag reed man, I've been pointing this out for awhile now... Also, quantum computing.

 

Carlos Gomez 01.10.2013 05:16

Wow if this isn't a case of, "The Pot Calling The Kettle Black" if there ever was one !

JB I love the term bullshot, made me fall off the chair laughing !

 

Palmer Eldrich 22.09.2013 14:27

Like oh, say SHA-256 which is the Bitcoin Poof of Work encryption for the blockchain ? which was designed by the NSA and Published by NIST ? ........ anyone else see a problem here >?

 

JailBanksters 21.09.2013 10:05

The NSA can't crack encryption, which is why they threaten companies with Law Suits to give is the Keys or We'll close you down. Their other trick is capture info at the ISP prior to being encrypted. So this whole thing about the NSA using Mega Super Computers to crack codes in seconds is Bullshot.

 

George Edward Tarrant III 20.09.2013 15:20

Don't you know you have to weaken your security so it can be made stronger?

 

Zane Slocombe 20.09.2013 14:14

So this is how the USA rigged world markets and defrauded everyone to maintain their 'standard of living'? It was done through industrial and fiscal espionage on an unimagined scale. Now US dissidents escape from behind the GM curtain to Russia!

 

Richard Douglas 20.09.2013 12:21

RSA sure has been taking their lumps lately. We've been using Yubico for our 2FA for some time.

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