When the fear reaches business, something will be done.
A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).The possibly compromised standards recommended by the NSA, while noticed in tech circles are beginning to be recognized by the business community.
RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the default random number generator in a toolkit for developers used a weak formula, and they should switch to one of the other formulas in the product.
NSA Leak Could Cause Cloud Repercussions
The covert visibility into your Cloud by government agencies, and others for that matter, has those concerned over privacy, industrial espionage and intellectual property theft seeking definitive answers to the now-obvious question: Cloud vs. Regulators – Who wins? Time will tell how our globally dominant digital landlords such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and others will respond to the increasing concerns of security, confidentiality and privacy in the presence of an overarching eavesdropping environment created by the NSA.Everything I read points to the NSA being caught with it's hand in a trap they thought was a cookie jar.