[Beowulf] Leif Nixon gets quoted in Forbes
diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 21 13:33:17 PST 2011
I'm not sure i understand what happens.
In itself just cracking SSH is rather easy for governments,
it's just 1024 - 2048 bits RSA, and they can factor that with a
reasonable beowulf cluster with
special hardware quite easily. You can already prove this for a
rather old algorithm to be the case,
and i'm sure the math guys got up with something much better nowadays
- so will China.
So what's the scan really doing, is it a physical verification of
where you communicate from, so a physical adress,
so mapping every user on this planet to a specific physical location?
How sure is it that China is behind everything knowing they already
can crack everything anyway?
China gets everywhere the blame, in the meantime i have lots of
Irani's lurking around here.
On Nov 21, 2011, at 8:48 PM, Leif Nixon wrote:
> Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> writes:
>> Beowulf-list-participant Lief Nixon got quoted in Forbes!
> Thank you. Yes, my little discovery seems to have attracted quite a
> of attention.
> Any list members with users logging in from China, please check
> your ssh
> logs. I'd be interested in comparing notes with you.
> Leif Nixon - Security officer
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> Nordic Data Grid Facility - European Grid Infrastructure
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