On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:
Also, the NSA is likely to just sign a contract with
Intel to get the
patches and pay for them.
I think that's unlikely. They don't want their to be a paper trail
that people could find. They're more likely to steal the necessary
technical information and private key. There are a lot of ways that
they could do that, depending on how many Intel employees they're
willing to have "in the know" about it.
I don't believe they could or would bother
to crack the encryption.
It's 2048-bit RSA, which is probably beyond their ability to crack.
They'd steal it.
The surprise is that people are shocked this is going