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How much did NSA pay to put a backdoor in RSA crypto? Try $10m – report
The mystery of why RSA would use a flawed, NSA-championed algorithm as the default random number generator for several of its encryption products appears to be solved, and the answer is utterly banal, if true: the NSA paid it to.
Cyanogen grabs $23m, will ship mod-installed N1 smartmobe on Xmas Eve
Champagne corks will be popping in a Seattle startup this evening.
El Reg's contraptions confessional no.4: Yamaha retro synth, valve oscilloscope and more
Cache in the AtticFor the The Register features on MIDI's 30th birthday, Bob Dormon fired up his trusty Atari ST 1040FM and an Apple PowerBook Duo 270c, but there's a good deal more than old computers in his haul hall of vintage tech. Still a novice in the art of chucking things out, here he tunes up, warms up and winds up a few old favourites.