Security Firm RSA Faces Backlash for NSA “Backdoor”

Prominent security firm RSA faced a massive backlash after reports that it has been paid by the NSA to adopt compromised encryption tools. The story stoked rumors that the spy agency had “backdoor” access to the encrypted communications of the company’s customers, severely damaging trust in the RSA brand. Security experts and the press boycotted the company’s prestigious annual conference and called for RSA to “come clean.

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