RSA releases NSA-dumbed down crypto again. Twice is not coincidence


RSA, it can be safely assumed, is now an appendage of NSA, releasing dumbed-down cryptolographic products that are easily hacked. This is the second time this has happened.

Security provider RSA endowed its BSAFE cryptography toolkit with a second NSA-influenced random number generator (RNG) that’s so weak it makes it easier for eavesdroppers to decrypt protected communications.

“If using Dual Elliptic Curve is like playing with matches, then adding Extended Random is like dousing yourself with gasoline.”

Avoid all RSA products. They are not your friend. What a sad end to a once hugely respected company.