Friday Squid Blogging: "What Does the Squid Say?"
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on December 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM
So RSA either put in a backdoor for the NSA which will immediatley have been leaked by a crooked/incompetent/blackmailed employee at RSA or NSA. Or they weakened the crypto so that the NSA would be able to break it and of course nobody else would be able to (when did you last hear of a Russian/German/Chinese/Israeli/Japanese mathematician)
So not only is RSA's value as a brand now zero and will be after the shareholder lawsuit - what are the other effects?
Did any US company discuss anything vital to the US interests using this encryption? Do we assume that is now all in the hands of the opposition?
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