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NSA paid RSA for backdoor to encryption products

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WTF RSA!!! $10mm was all it took to make the so-called security vendor roll over and let the NSA supply a crackable algorithm as the default for the Bsafe toolkit.

Wow, such gall:

RSA, now a subsidiary of computer storage giant EMC Corp, urged customers to stop using the NSA formula after the Snowden disclosures revealed its weakness.

RSA and EMC declined to answer questions for this story, but RSA said in a statement: "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."

The NSA declined to comment.

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