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A lot of companies use BSAFE: for a long time, BSAFE was the most successful supported cryptographic toolkits: it predates the success of open source software, it predates the availability of crypto APIs in operating systems, and it predates the expiration of patents on RSA and public-key cryptography in general. And it's always been a reliable, well-tested, ...
I've found this attack to be poorly documented, all-in-all. Below is a technical explanation of the matter, or one can skip to the conclusion if uninterested in the details. Dual_EC_DRBG First, let me give a short description of Dual_EC_DRBG using the notation of Shumow and Ferguson (see the presentation). As a preliminary, we are working with some ...
The value in question is the logarithm of one point to the base of a second point. Computing discrete logarithms on the curves in question is generally considered to be very hard.
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