Closed Bug 993224 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Employing NSA stooge Eric Rescorla

Categories

(Data Compliance :: General, task)

task
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: whispers.and.cries, Unassigned)

References

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/33.0.1750.154 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

A week ago, it was revealed that Mozilla is employing a person who worked with the NSA to sabotage cryptographic standards. Incredibly, Mozilla refused to comment on this (though you had no problem participating in an inane and irrelevant debate about gay rights). Mozilla should provide a full explanation of what occurred and audit any contributions made by Eric Rescorla (and probably fire him).

"The authors of the 2008 paper on the protocol were Margaret Salter, technical director of the NSA's defensive Information Assurance Directorate, and an outside expert named Eric Rescorla. Rescorla, who has advocated greater encryption of all Web traffic, works for Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/uk-usa-security-nsa-rsa-idUKBREA2U0U620140331
please read and understand https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Duplicate of this bug: 1001989
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