RSA denies secret deal to build ‘known’ backdoor




RSA denies secret deal to build ‘known’ backdoor

RSA denies the message of Reuters that the company would have concluded to set. Algorithm with a backdoor in its products as standard a deal with the U.S. Secret Service The wording leaves room the Reuters message or partly correct.

RSA denies an accusation in the press at its say “categorically”. The company refers to the claim that there was “a secret contract with the NSA to build, where it was known that it was vulnerable to a random number generator in RSA’s BSAFE encryption libraries. Reuters claimed Saturday that the NSA had paid to RSA to set his security. been a controversial algorithm as a standard ten million dollars

According to RSA, the relationship with the NSA was not secret. The relevant Dual_EC_DRBG algorithm was set as the default, according to the company in 2004 to make the encryption stronger and the NSA would then have had in this area, a good name. Furthermore, RSA states that users have always had to choose another algorithm selection and the corresponding number generator in September 2013 publicly having dropped following advice about this from the NIST.

Finally, the company says no details of agreements with customers, to be published: “We have never signed a contract with the aim to make RSA vulnerable or introduce products that can be used by all potential backdoors.”

The wording leave room that there is a contract with the NSA was the rng to set as default. RSA seems to defend a denial that the company knew that the rng was vulnerable. In September of this year found that U.S. intelligence backed by the algorithm has built.


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