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A flaw in a widely used code library has undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in national identity cards, code-signing, and other platforms protecting. The weakness lets bad actors calculate the private portion of a vulnerable key so they can impersonate key owners, decrypt data and sneak malicious code into signed software.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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A flaw in a widely used code library has undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in national identity cards, code-signing, and other platforms protecting. The weakness lets bad actors calculate the private portion of a vulnerable key so they can impersonate key owners, decrypt data and sneak malicious code into signed software.