Tag Archive | "rsa"


23 December 2013 | 5,448 views

Researchers Crack 4096-bit RSA Encryption With a Microphone

So this is a pretty interesting acoustic based cryptanalysis side-channel attack which can crack 4096-bit RSA encryption. It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything hardware based, and RSA 4096 is pretty strong encryption, I wonder how they figured this one out. It makes sense though when you think about it, although I wouldn’t have [...]

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07 June 2011 | 11,618 views

RSA Finally Admits 40 Million SecurID Tokens Have Been Compromised

Well we did say assume SecurID was broken back in March when we wrote – RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken. With the recent news Lockheed Martin Hacked – Rumoured To Be Linked to RSA SecurID Breach and another US Military sub-contractor compromised through SecurID tokens – RSA have [...]

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31 May 2011 | 7,256 views

Lockheed Martin Hacked – Rumoured To Be Linked to RSA SecurID Breach

You all probably remember the big kerfuffle that occurred after RSA got hacked, it was widely assumed that the SecurID system was compromised somehow and could not be relied on. We reported about it in the article – RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken – where we questioned their [...]

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25 March 2011 | 8,605 views

RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken

About a week ago we tweeted about the “Open Letter” from RSA to customers, a rather vague letter. If you haven’t read it yet, you can do so here. To summarise, they basically said “Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyber attack in progress being mounted against RSA. [...] Our investigation also revealed [...]

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11 February 2010 | 8,485 views

Darknet – A Finalist For The 2010 Social Security Bloggers Awards

Well this is a first for me and this blog, Darknet has been nominated for a blogging award and selected as a finalist! There’s some heavy-weights in our category too like SANS ISC and Evil Bytes from Dark Reading. If you don’t know about SBN (Security Bloggers Network) it’s a VERY good collection of RSS [...]

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02 May 2006 | 4,416 views

Microsoft Shelves Support for RSA SecurID in Vista

Switchback? For the worst? Aww Microsoft would never compromise our security for the sake of convenience or their profit line right? Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA’s SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill [...]

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24 February 2006 | 6,521 views

Passwords Passe at RSA

SAN JOSE, California — Identity theft and online bank fraud were the unofficial themes of the 2006 RSA Conference, a massive security confab where Bill Gates came to announce the imminent death of the password and vendors filled the exhibition halls with iPod giveaways and promises that their product could stop everything from spam and [...]

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