NSA Backdoor - oxymoron?!?

I was recently reading on /. about a new NSA faux pas (Slashdot New NSA-Approved Encryption Standard May Contain Backdoor). I can only wonder why is anyone surprised?! This is the kind of stuff that fulfils their mission. Not too long ago, another big scandal took a life of its own when a security researcher revealed the existence of an NSA backdoor in Windows NT security stack. The proof was not conclusive, but it was as conclusive one can find without seeing the actual source code. I think it's safe to assume NSA is everywhere and act as if you have no privacy. What alternative is there? UPDATE: We learn from /. that, according to Schneier, Microsoft has added this new random number generator to Vista SP1.


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