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NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought

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April 1, 2014
Cybersecurity
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“Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers.

Reuters reported in December that the NSA had paid RSA $10 million to make a now-discredited cryptography system the default in software used by a wide range of Internet and computer security programs. The system, called Dual Elliptic Curve, was a random number generator, but it had a deliberate flaw – or ‘back door’ – that allowed the NSA to crack the encryption.”

Source:Exclusive: NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought – study