NSA paid RSA $10M to distribute crackable encryption


The NSA paid RSA Security $10 million to distribute NSA-designed encryption — crackable by the security agency — with RSA’s BSafe security software, according to Reuters. It had already been reported that RSA, now part of EMC(s emc), had distributed the NSA formula as the default setting with BSafe, what’s new is information about the $10 million payment.