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2010-04-26 10:05:00

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a serious flaw in RSA authentication, which is used in most laptop computers, smartphones and media players, as well as to protect online bank or e-commerce customer data. RSA authentication requires use of both a public key to encrypt information and a private key to decrypt it. However, in their report, 'Fault Based Attack of RSA Authentication,' computer scientists Andrea Pellegrini, Valeria Bertacco and Todd Austin found that by...

2010-03-04 08:17:23

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The most common digital security technique used to protect both media copyright and Internet communications has a major weakness, University of Michigan computer scientists have discovered. RSA authentication is a popular encryption method used in media players, laptop computers, smartphones, servers and other devices. Retailers and banks also depend on it to ensure the safety of their customers' information online. The scientists found they could foil the security system...

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