Infosec experts boycott RSA conflab over alleged 'secret' NSA contract

    Date08 Jan 2014
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    More security researchers are boycotting next month's US edition of the RSA Conference in protest against an alleged "secret deal" the company is said to have struck with the National Security Agency. Last month Reuters reported that the NSA "secretly paid" RSA Security $10m in return for making the Dual_EC_DRBG random number generator algorithm the default option in its BSAFE cryptographic toolkit.
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