One tiny math mistake and the terrorists win?

Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:38 AM EST

Two days ago we learned from security expert Bruce Schneier that the government specifically, the terrorist-fighting National Safety Administration may have left itself a secret back door in an officially sanctioned cryptographic random-number generator that would allow the good guys to easily decipher encrypted messages sent between bad guys. Of course, determining whos good and whos bad would be left to the wisdom and good faith of our government, which hasnt always demonstrated an abundance of both. And, in the meantime, every user of encryption would be left to wonder.

At NetworkWorld.

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