PGP Found to be Flawed
wprice at CYPHERS.NET
Fri Mar 23 20:31:08 EST 2001
That article is totally overstated drivel. A better article is the
Don't let the hype cloud reality for you. The attack is basically
impossible for any user using the product properly, and if an attacker has
physical access to your system such that he can overwrite your private
keys, there are much easier attacks such as installing a keyboard logger.
The hype appears to be a publicity stunt for a Czech company.
Hugo Caye wrote:
> PGP Found to be Flawed
> The popular Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption algorithm may not be
> as secure as we've all been led to believe. An IT firm in Prague
> states that they have found a flaw in PGP, although a hacker wanting
> to break the PGP code would have to have access to the sender's
> computer. This would seemingly reduce the potential threat somewhat,
> but the full technical details have yet to be released.
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