Firm denies accepting bribe from NSA:
More details came to light of the National Security Agency U.S. to break encryption schemes that protect personal communications and financial transactions on the Internet.
Reuters reported that RSA, a Internet encryption firms , may have accepted $ 10 million to weaken services. Specifically , the report claimed , generator vulnerable to attack by the NSA incorporates random numbers .
NSA ‘s efforts to weaken encryption Internet , either by direct attack or through agreements with several Internet companies apparently began after the September 11, 2001 .
On Sunday , RSA denied any money from the agency to weaken encryption. ” We categorically deny this accusation , ” RSA wrote in a blog. “We worked with the NSA , both as a provider and an active member of the security community . Never have kept this relationship a secret and , in fact, have openly publicized it.”
While RSA not refused to work with the spy agency , said that behind when he apparently went into contract together, ” the NSA had a role of trust in the community -wide effort to strengthen, not weaken , the encryption. ”
In fact , it was only in September 2013 that the New York Times revealed that the NSA had intentionally weakened the random number generator used by some of the tools of RSA . Once the history of time left , RSA agreed that the generator must not be used. ” RSA always acts in the best interest of their clients and in any case the RSA design or enable backdoors into our products,” the firm wrote at the time .