The ides of March witnessed the fall of the signing and
encrypting algorithm that can be found in the technology securing almost all
our gadgets and the places we visit over WWW.
Three researchers at the University of Michigan
demonstrated that it is possible to obtain a private key with a simple and
inexpensive device which alters the voltage level at the sender end in order to
make faulty encryptions. They needed a bit more than 4 days (104 hrs to be more
specific) to obtain the previously believed impossible to get key, by