Obama Lets NSA Use Zero-Day Exploits by labeling it as ‘National Security Need’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

On Saturday, the Senior Administration Officials cast light on the subject of Internet Security and said President Obama has clearly decided that whenever the U.S. Intelligence agency like NSA discovers major vulnerabilities, in most of the situations the agency should reveal them rather than exploiting for national purpose, according to The New York Times.OBAMA’s POLICY WITH LOOPHOLE FOR NSAYet, there is an exception to the above statement, as Mr. President carved a detailed exception to the policy “Unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need,” which means that the policy creates a loophole for the spying agencies like NSA to sustain their surveillance programs by exploiting security vulnerabilities to create Cyber Weapons.After three-month review of recommendations [PDF-file], the Final Report of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies was submitted to Mr. Obama on last December, out of which one of the recommendation on page no. 37 states that, “In rare instances, US policy may briefly authorize using a Zero Day for high priority intelligence collection, following senior, interagency review involving all appropriate departments.”Obama took this new decision in January this year, but the elements of decision disclosed just one day after the story of HeartBleed […]

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