Juniper blinks: firewall will nuke the NSA's favorite random number generator


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#2

Juniper has announced that it will retire Dual_EC… “in the first half of this year.”

All right, NSA, get busy. You have about nine months to come up with a new insecure algorithm.


#3

They probably lost a contract or two.


#4

OK, so they fixed that one.
But what assurance do we have that there is not still a backdoor of some sort?

(and where can you get hardware that has not been exposed to this corruption?)


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All right, NSA, get busy. You have about nine months to come up with a new insecure algorithm.[/quote]

They already have. That’s why Juniper finally quit stalling. They think they they have fan danced long enough to set up plausible deniability.


#6

Who would actually select juniper over the competition now?

Edit:

…and why?


#7

Sensibly, everyone who isn’t rolling their own, as all eyes are on Juniper now watching for anything even faintly suspicious whereas the other options are comparatively unknown quantities.


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