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NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought – study

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(Reuters) – Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers.

NSA reportedly building quantum computer that could crack most encryption types

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The National Security Agency is reportedly racing to build a computer that will be able to break almost every kind of encryption used to protect medical, banking, business and government records around the world. According to documents provided by NSA

Prestigious speaker Mikko Hypponen cancels RSA talk to protest NSA deal

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Friday's report that RSA received $10 million to make an NSA-favored random number generator the default setting in its BSAFE crypto tool aren't yet creating any problems on Wall Street, with stock for parent company EMC rising 2 percent on Monday.

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

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A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA). RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent

RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm

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Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an advisory to developer customers today noting that the algorithm is the default in one of its toolkits and strongly

REVIEW: Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

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By Matt Curtin Springer, 2005 ISBN: 0387201092   Reviewed by Ben Rothke ____________________________________________________________ Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard is the story of the life and death of DES (data encryption standard). In the early 1970s, the U.S. government

NSA Chief: China Behind RSA Attacks

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China is stealing a "great deal" of military-related intellectual property from the United States and was responsible for last year's attacks against cybersecurity company RSA, U.S. Cyber Command commander and National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander told the Senate