TITLE

Chip flaws could provide a way to beat encryption

AUTHOR(S)
Kamath, John-Paul
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;11/27/2007, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that millions of computers running RSA-based security programs could be left vulnerable to hacking attacks if processor manufacturers are not careful with their design. According to Adi Shamir, founder of the RSA standard, said that flaws in processor designs could be targeted by hackers to overcome encryption techniques in RSA-based security programs, which are used worldwide to conduct online payments and transactions. Shamir revealed that causing a calculation error could make it possible for an attacker to break the protection of public key cryptography.
ACCESSION #
27963151

 

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