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Adi Shamir, a leading expert on computer cryptography, has posited that a new security Relevant Products/Services risk might be dawning as computer chips get more and more complex. Shamir is a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and is the "S" is RSA.

The New York Times reported recently that Shamir circulated a research note to colleagues hypothesizing that a subtle math error in advanced computer chips could be recognized and exploited in a way that would break public-key cryptography systems, including RSA security.

Shamir said that if an intelligence organization discovered such a flaw, security software on a computer with a compromised chip could be "trivially broken with a single chosen message." The attacker would send a "poisoned" encrypted message to a protected computer, he wrote. It would then be possible to compute the value of the secret key used by the targeted system.


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