Why the NSA should be considered a hostile agency
This last week we had yet another NSA event. This time it was the leak of advanced tools that could be used to exploit unreported defects in networking gear from U.S. manufacturers. This seems to further enforce a position by a variety of U.S. agencies to focus on breaking into things rather than help secure them. However, given that these break-ins are largely illegal and this practice appears to be doing massive damage to the technology market, not to mention exposing our firms to attack by a variety of nasty players, shouldn’t these agencies be reclassified as hostile?