Bad Design or Backdoor for NSA

A recent paper found a flaw in the Windows 2000 random-number generator. Another paper found flaws in the Linux random-number generator. Back in 1996, an early version of SSL was broken because of flaws in its random-number generator.

Bruce Schneier discussed this problem on his blog and said:

Which is why you should worry about a new random-number standard that includes an algorithm that is slow, badly designed and just might contain a backdoor for the National Security Agency.

Also there is post “NSA Helps Microsoft and Apple for Better Security” on this blog and it has couple of links that confirm this possibility in some way.

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