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3. But nobody uses RSA!
Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:39 AM
Mar 2014

We've known it's crackable for years!

That's what I've heard around here when I mentioned there was now proof of the NSA jacking encryption.

I have to wonder what other forms of encryption the NSA has 'helped'? Well to be specific, this is methods of random number generation they have helped. If the numbers assumed random in your encryption software aren't quite random, then that bias can be used to crack the encryption.

I'm also waiting for the news that they found a way to encode enough information about the private key when a public/private pair are generated, into the public key. If you could deduce the private key from the public one, then everything encoded with it is obviously compromised.

Trust - The Government - One Must Be Delusional cantbeserious Mar 2014 #1
The NSA has corrupted the internet Ichingcarpenter Mar 2014 #2
But nobody uses RSA! hootinholler Mar 2014 #3
JFK Ichingcarpenter Mar 2014 #5
bump... nt Jesus Malverde Mar 2014 #4
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