Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

    Date23 Sep 2013
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA). RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the default random number generator in a toolkit for developers used a weak formula, and they should switch to one of the other formulas in the product.
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