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Re: opinions on RSA Secure?
On Thu, 31 Aug 1995, William R. Nugent wrote:
> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 09:18:18 -0400
> From: William R. Nugent <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: opinions on RSA Secure?
> RSA Secure appears to be a neat commercial package: it loads easily, runs fast, and
> and generates an 80-bit key using Rivest's RC4. It has an "emergency access"
> feature (splittable key escrow) which can, however, be disabled by the user.
> Has anyone checked out the innards? Hoe secure is it in industrial/commercial
> usage?; against the TLAs?; any hidden trapdoors?
> Thanks in advance for your views.
The fact that the key is only 80 is *major* compromise. I would
recommend that package to no-one. With only a 80 bit key you dont
*need* trapdoors, granted they may be more "convienient" but the fact is
the 80 key *can* [and certainly will] be broken...
Summary: Don't used it.
Btw, this is not an opposition to RSA, RSA is very good - it is an
opposition to the length of the key...
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