Knowledgeable, well-funded hackers can install indistinguishable backdoors in 1,024-bit cryptographic keys – widely-used among top HTTPS-protected websites – using a special technique that can eventually decrypt protected communications, researchers reported.
With five million Americans cleared to access classified information, there are all kinds of risks. It’s important though to tell the difference between whistleblowers, leakers, and paid spies – the latter being the most dangerous, experts told RT.
Edward Snowden showed “a lot of guts” to speak out about the NSA surveillance program, director Oliver Stone told RT. His comments come as a Washington Post editorial said the whistleblower shouldn’t get a presidential pardon for leaking sensitive data.
The Washington Post says whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be granted a presidential pardon from Barack Obama. This is despite the newspaper receiving a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting of the NSA leaks sent to the Post by Snowden.
Charges against Edward Snowden are very much politically motivated; the US authorities want to make an example out of the ex-NSA contractor and prevent him from having a fair trial, Tanya O’Carroll of Amnesty International told RT.