Mark H. Wood mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Thu Oct 2 15:11:19 CEST 2014

On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 06:09:54PM -0700, Robin Mathew Rajan wrote:
> Straight to my question! According to many speculations out in the
> public, NSA has weakened RSA algorithm. Is it still safe to use the
> RSA as the underlying algorithm for generating the keys?

How could anyone honestly answer that question, if the suspected
weakness has never been found?  We don't know that it exists, and if
it does exist we don't know its nature.

Mark H. Wood
Lead Technology Analyst

University Library
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
755 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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