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Dec182007

Windows Vista Random Numbers Generator to Include NSA Backdoor?

Bruce Schneier: Microsoft has added the random-number generator Dual_EC-DRBG to Windows Vista, as part of SP1. Yes, this is the same RNG that could have an NSA backdoor.

It’s not enabled by default, and my advice is to never enable it. Ever.

Schneier on Security | Slashdot

Windows Vista, Microsoft

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