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THE NSA would have paid to change its RSA encryption tool

According to Reuters, one of the world's most influential security company, RSA encryption, would have received a payment of 10 million dollars to introduce a "back door" in one of its encryption software. But the company denies.

If revelations Reuters proved, that could be a serious blow to the credibility of RSA, one of the most influential security tools on the market suppliers. but until now, RSA had always denied any relationship with the U.S. agency and much less that he was paid by that agency. Interviewed by us in October last, Art Coviello, CEO of the company, had strongly denied any link even when we asked the fact that between RSA and NSA, there was a letter difference. Similarly, he advocated a paradigm shift in the approach between businesses like he leads and customers, claiming a need for transparency to gain or regain the trust of customers.

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After the New York Times has said in September last year that one of the encryption algorithms had been modified so NSA may access through a backdoor, Reuters said today the company has paid $ 10 million to do so. The amount can seem low in relation to the turnover realized today but it was a very large amount at that time the case was concluded, that is to say in 2005 or before the acquisition of RSA by EMC in 2006 for $ 2.1 billion. According to Reuters, RSA realized a turnover of approximately $ 300 million at the time of redemption but Bsafe division concerned by the contract, accounted for only 8% of this figure (about 25 million). In these circumstances, the $ 10 million accounted for almost one third of additional revenue.

An algorithm in cause since 2007

This algorithm had already challenged in 2007 by two Microsoft researchers who claimed it contained flaws that create a "perfect backdoor." In September last year, shortly after the revelations of the NYT, RSA has advised its customers to change the random number generator in the encryption tool by saying she would scrutinize their own solutions to determine if faults actually existed. However, the company has always denied any agreement with the U.S. agency and reiterated his denial saying "RSA always acts in the best interests of its clients and in no case designs products in which it is possible to activate backdoors. decisions regarding the features and functionality of RSA products are ours. "
THE NSA would have paid to change its RSA encryption tool THE NSA would have paid to change its RSA encryption tool مراجعة من قبل Steven Raiss في 5:12 PM تصنيف: 5