Strong Encryption’s Weakness

    Date15 Apr 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3952
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Think that encryption will secure corporate data? Not according to virus specialist Ncipher (www.ncipher.com). The company says it’s found viruses that hunt through a computer’s memory for the key used to decrypt data. First proposed in 1999 by Dr. Adi . . . Think that encryption will secure corporate data? Not according to virus specialist Ncipher (www.ncipher.com). The company says it’s found viruses that hunt through a computer’s memory for the key used to decrypt data. First proposed in 1999 by Dr. Adi Shamir, a member of the Weizmann Institute in Israel and coinventor of the popular Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman (RSA) encryption algorithm, this is the first time an actual implementation of these viruses has been discovered.
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