[cryptography] [Cryptography] RSA equivalent key length/strength

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Fri Sep 20 13:34:58 EDT 2013


On 18 September 2013 22:23, Lucky Green <shamrock at cypherpunks.to> wrote:

> According to published reports that I saw, NSA/DoD pays $250M (per
> year?) to backdoor cryptographic implementations. I have knowledge of
> only one such effort. That effort involved DoD/NSA paying $10M to a
> leading cryptographic library provider to both implement and set as
> the default the obviously backdoored Dual_EC_DRBG as the default RNG.
>

Surprise! The "leading blah blah" was RSA:
http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-332655/.
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