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Submission + - Possible Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?

mdielmann writes: Bruce Schneier writes in Wired that there may be a backdoor in a new encryption standard released by NIST, which the NSA proposed. It runs 3 orders of magnitude slower than the other encryption systems included in the new standard, and it also appears to include a second set of secret numbers that act as a sort of skeleton key. If you're concerned about security, you'll probably want to avoid the Dual_EC_DRBG encryption method.

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