Can you spell treason? How about racketeering? This would seem to call for the indictment, conviction, and loss of pensions for the top NSA deciders, and enough RICO lawsuits to put RSA out of business. Shame!
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that the NSA created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers to create a “back door” in encryption products, the New York Times reported in September. Reuters later reported that RSA became the most important distributor of that formula by rolling it into a software tool called Bsafe that is used to enhance security in personal computers and many other products.
Phi Beta Iota: NSA betrayed its mandate in the 1990’s to help secure America’s information technology and communications networks. This is treason, plain and simple. Hayden and Alexander should be indicted, tried in both criminal and military courts, and if (when) found guilty, reduced in retirement rank of Colonel, with appropriate cuts in their pensions. It is high time we held our alleged “leaders” accountable for being unethical morons….this includes White House elected and appointed officials who choose to betray their Oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies domestic and foreign.