Story. Bruce Schneier (a crypto heavy-hitter) says he believes them.
- These were all independent attempts to undermine commercial crypto. In other words, NSA has tried at least three times to break crypto so that they can ready whatever they want, whenever they want.
- Each of these attempts is very well documented. NSA's fingers were found in the cookie jar, without question.
- NSA's public statements need to be very carefully parsed. I was at the Black Hat security conference and listened to NSA Director Alexander assure everyone that NSA analysts didn't just go joy riding through the data bases of stuff they collect from you and me; it was only hours later that the disclosure came out that, well, yeah they do.