How to Exchange Litecoin for Bitcoin Anonymously

Today, in the crypto industry, much focus is placed on Bitcoin (BTC) thanks to its global status as the king of crypto coins. In fact, it is the most accepted crypto coin around. However, this should not deter investors from other valuable altcoins, such as Litecoin (LTC), which is also popular in various circles. This […]

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April 27, 2021

Is MFA a Security Illusion?

A recent Akamai Security blog post, Massive Campaign Targeting UK Banks Bypassing 2FA, written by my colleague Or Katz, is a great insight into how attackers used very simple techniques to bypass two-factor (2FA) authentication security to obtain access to U.K. consumers’ bank accounts.

March 9, 2021

No, RSA Is Not Broken

I have been seeing this paper by cryptographer Peter Schnorr making the rounds: “Fast Factoring Integers by SVP Algorithms.” It describes a new factoring method, and its abstract ends with the provocative sentence: “This destroys the RSA cryptosystem.”

It does not. At best, it’s an improvement in factoring — and I’m not sure it’s even that. The paper is a preprint: it hasn’t been peer reviewed. Be careful taking its claims at face value.

Some discussion here.

I’ll append more analysis links to this post when I find them.

EDITED TO ADD (3/12): The latest version of the paper does not have the words “This destroys the RSA cryptosystem” in the abstract. …

March 5, 2021