Does RSA SecurID have a US gov’t-authorized back door?
Does the RSA SecurID two-token authentication system include a back door that was built in at the request of the U.S. government in exchange for letting RSA export SecurID?
"RSA cut a deal with the government to provide a back door for surveillance work," say some industry analysts, who asked not to be identified. They say the trade-off let RSA export SecurID. RSA today would not confirm or deny this, indicating it was limiting its discussion of SecurID since last week’s disclosure of a network breach where "certain information" about SecurID was stolen.
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