What a week for the RSA cryptosystem! A group of prominent researchers published a paper blasting it as woefully insecure, RSA said there’s nothing wrong with the RSA algorithm, it’s an implementation issue mainly with random-number key generation, and now the cryptography researcher behind the paper, Arjen Lenstra, signs off the week with a few thoughts about it all. Continue reading Crypto researcher Arjen Lenstra shares thoughts on paper blasting RSA cryptosystem
After having its flagship RSA crypto system called flawed this week by prominent researchers in a paper they made available online, EMC’s RSA securitydivision struck back by saying the paper’s results don’t indicate a fundamental flaw in the RSA algorithm but more likely a problem with implementing it.
“On Feb. 14th, a research paper was submitted for publication stating that an alleged flaw has been found in the RSA encryption algorithm,” RSA said Thursday in a statement. “Our analysis confirms to us that the data does not point to a flaw in the algorithm, but instead points to the importance of proper implementation, especially regarding the exploding number of embedded devices that are connected to the Internet today.” Continue reading Who is fooling who;RSA brushes off crypto research findings that RSA algorithm is flawed