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on December 21, 2013 in World News

RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption

Major computer security firm RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption – report The National Security Agency arranged a clandestine US$10 million contract with computer security power RSA that allowed the spy agency to embed encryption software it could use to infiltrate the company’s widely used products, Reuters reported. Revelations provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and  first reported  in September showed that the NSA created and perpetuated a  corruptible formula that was ultimately a “back door”   into encryption products. Reuters later reported RSA became the lead distributor of the  formula, installing it into a software tool… View Article

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