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someSnarkyBastard writes: It has already been widely reported that the NSA has subverted several major encryption standards but I have not seen any mention of how this affects the FIPS 140-2 standard. Can we still trust these cyphers? They have been cleared for use by the US Government for Top-Secret clearance documents; surely the government wouldn't backdoor itself right?...Right?
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Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.