Global Security News 01/04/14

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April 1, 2014 3:59 pm

Police ‘covered up’ warnings of ‘flawed’ evidence on 21/7 London Attacks 

An appeal court has been told that Metropolitan Police officers covered up warnings from government scientists in a terrorist trial that key evidence was flawed.

Two weeks after the 7/7 bombings, which killed 52 people, four suspects were seen fleeing from trains and buses after rucksacks they were carrying began fizzling and seemingly failed to detonate.  Manfo Asiedu was one of those suspects, he dumped his evidence and handed himself into the police.

In 2007 he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to causing explosions. Counsel for the crown, Max Hill QC, dismissed allegations from Asiedu’s lawyers that crucial documents had been  deliberately concealed.

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than previously thought 

 American computer and network security company RSA adopted two encryption tools developed by the NSA, rather than just one as was previously thought.

It was reported in December that the NSA had paid the RSA $10 million to make a cryptography system the default software used by a range of internet and computer security programs. This system had a ‘back door’ which allowed the NSA to bypass it.

It is now reported that a second NSA tool made RSA software even more vulnerable. Known as ‘Extended Random’ this tool could apparently crack software tens of thousands of times faster.