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Originally posted by jtripp6
like i said i live nearby, no news no stolen keys no nothing, no military stuff there.
In cryptography, RSA (which stands for Rivest, Shamir and Adleman who first publicly described it) is an algorithm for public-key cryptography. It is the first algorithm known to be suitable for signing as well as encryption, and was one of the first great advances in public key cryptography. RSA is widely used in electronic commerce protocols, and is believed to be sufficiently secure given sufficiently long keys and the use of up-to-date implementations.
Open Letter to RSA Customers
Like any large company, EMC experiences and successfully repels multiple cyber attacks on its IT infrastructure every day. Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyber attack in progress being mounted against RSA. We took a variety of aggressive measures against the threat to protect our business and our customers, including further hardening of our IT infrastructure. We also immediately began an extensive investigation of the attack and are working closely with the appropriate authorities.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by edog11
Its not the F-22 information that has me concerned. It is the still classified projects. The F-22 does have weaknesses, and more information is probably being gathered by the enemy via hacking, but no one has the financial resources to match the F-22 in terms of defense.
The hacking could look for a small vulnerability, the Achilles heel of the F-22 system and for future classified projects.
If the enemy knows what USA is working on while it is classified, they will develop a counter well in advance of its release.
Originally posted by edog11
"Oh noes! They stole it!" sounds a lot better than "Yeah, we gave them secret tech as leverage for our enormous debt, advancing their tech for at least 20 years", don't you think?
Also, if information (Flight envelope, characteristics, capabilities, true RCS detection method etc.) on the F-22 is not secret anymore, the USA is screwed bigtime since the F-22 is the fighter jet that will make sure no air force in the world can invade US airspace without suffering huge losses.
Thank you for this incredibly critical and shocking information, OP. S&F For you!
IT--edit on 27-5-2011 by edog11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GringoViejo ...this sounds more like a job application than criminal intent.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Hackers broke into Lockheed Martin networks: source
(visit the link for the full news article)
BOSTON/WASHINGTON — Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to "SecurID" electronic keys from EMC Corp's RSA security division, said the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hackers. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
edit on 27-5-2011 by THE_PROFESSIONAL because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bordon81
When I saw the heading I thought maybe someone had snuck into area 51 and cloned the black mailbox! RSA public keys might be used to authenticate emails between Lockheed employees over networks accessible to hackers. Government employees aren't supposed to talk about classified information over public channels but they often do. They either think the channel is more private than it is, or they think their double talk doesn't reveal any secrets.
This wasn't an EMF eavesdropping or someone breaking the shutters on a satellite network so it must be just about RSA authentication and email vulnerability?
Originally posted by Hijaqd
We are left without knowing for sure what system or databases were exactly accessed, so one can only speculate, but given what Lockheed Martin is known for, Black Projects at Area 51 via Skunkworks, would make a "worthy" target but sure it could easily be just e-mail also.