A group of professors and researchers from several universities in the US and the Netherlands have tested the exploitability of various implementations of the infamous Dual_EC_DRBG cryptographic algorithm which is though to have been backdoored by the US NSA, and have discovered that the RSA BSAFE products contain another tool used by NSA that could make a Dual EC attack considerably faster and easier.
In his opening keynote at RSA Conference 2014, Art Coviello, Executive VP of EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman of RSA, called for international government and industry cooperation on major issues including cyber war, surveillance, privacy and trust on the Internet.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, released the latest SBIC report, providing guidance for how organizations can enable new competitive advantages in their business by transforming outdated and inflexible processes that govern the use and protection of information assets.
In the wake of the disclosure that the NSA has influenced NIST to adopt an encryption standard that includes one random bit generator with a weakness known only to the intelligence agency, NIST has reopened the public comment period for the standard so that the public can analyze and comment on it again.
If you are familiar with the results of a recently finished study regarding online content popularity that concluded that "likes" beget "likes", the fact that people are willing to pay good money for fake Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers as well as "likes" and "retweets" will not come as a surprise.