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OK, who's still interested in going to the RSA conf this year?
From: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rmslade () shaw ca>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:58:12 -0800

"NSA created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers to 
create a "back door" in encryption products. Reuters later reported that RSA 
became the most important distributor of that formula by rolling it into a software 
tool called Bsafe that is used to enhance security in personal computers and many 
other products.

"Undisclosed until now was that RSA received $10 million in a deal that set the 
NSA formula as the preferred, or default, method for number generation in the 
BSafe software, according to two sources familiar with the contract. Although that 
sum might seem paltry, it represented more than a third of the revenue that the 
relevant division at RSA had taken in during the entire previous year, securities 
filings show."




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