Saturday, September 7, 2013

This is appalling. What NSA's influence on NIST standards means for feds

In short, NIST standards – at least in this instance – were weaker than they should have been because the NSA "became the sole editor" of the standards, according to Snowden-leaked documents, and no doubt a throng of coders and cryptographers are looking at exploiting those vulnerabilities right now.


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