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[ NNSquad ] Scientists crack RSA SecurID 800 tokens, steal cryptographic keys

Scientists crack RSA SecurID 800 tokens, steal cryptographic keys

http://j.mp/MvhBKv  (ars technica)

  "The exploit, described in a paper to be presented at the CRYPTO 2012
   conference in August, requires just 13 minutes to extract a secret key
   from RSA's SecurID 800, which company marketers hold out as a secure
   way for employees to store credentials needed to access confidential
   virtual private networks, corporate domains, and other sensitive
   environments. The attack also works against other widely used devices,
   including the electronic identification cards the government of
   Estonia requires all citizens 15 years or older to carry, as well as
   tokens made by a variety of other companies."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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