More Dual_EC_DRBG News

It was reported yesterday in The Guardian and elsewhere that the NSA paid RSA $10M to set Dual_EC_DRBG as their default PRNG.  See the news here:  

As we have previously stated, we never implemented Dual_EC_DRBG in any of our products, much less set it as default, because of its suspect nature.  If you`re not familiar with Dual_EC_DRBG, the background on wikipedia is here:

For even more background, here`s a great Black Hat talk by Derek Soeder, Christopher Abad, and Gabriel Acevedo from Cylance on the subject of breaking Pseudorandom Algorithms.