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RSA denies Snowden allegations of secret deal with the NSA

December 27, 2013

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RSA has denied Reuters report on secret contarct with the NSA worth 10 million USD. Acoording to this contract, the RSA should have made the random number generator Dual EC DRBG default in its BSAFE encryption toolkit.

The daubts about Dual EC DRBG were raised as early as in September when one of the prevoius Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA influenced develoipment of cryptographic products to make them vulnerable. Dual EC DRBG was prime suspect from the early beginning due to the contributions of the NSA to this standard. As a consequence both NIST and RSA recommended users not to use it.

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