NSA paid $10 million to RSA for making flawed algorithm to weaken encryption


The US National Security Agency(NSA) has secretly paid $10 million for one of the major & respected security firm RSA, to make a flawed algorithm in order to weaken the encryption, according to exclusive report from Reuters.

In September, New York Times reported a story based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that NSA created a flawed formula for generating random numbers to create "backdoor" in encryption software.

Reuters later reported RSA became the lead distributor of the formula by using it into an encryption tool known as Bsafe that is used by software developers to improve security in their products.

Two sources disclosed a new information to Reuters that RSA had received the money in exchange for making the NSA's formula as the default method for number generation in the BSafe software.

In a statement to Reuters, RSA denied the allegations saying "RSA always acts in the best interest of its customers and under no circumstances does RSA design or enable any back doors in our products. Decisions about the features and functionality of RSA products are our own."

Source: Reuters