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Random Public Crypto Keys Aren't So Random


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i ran accross this and thought it may interest some members, and guest, the rest of the article can be found here, http://www.technewsworld.com/story/74436.html

Random Public Crypto Keys Aren't So Random

By Richard Adhikari


A group of researchers has determined that the supposedly random cryptographic keys assigned to users to keep Internet traffic secure aren't so random after all. The team found that 4 percent of 6.6 million distinct X.509 certificates and PGP keys had duplicate RSA modules. The research could point to flaws in a widely used privacy safeguard, though actually exploiting the flaw could be very impractical.

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