Wikileaks Cracks NATO Code: Finds Afghan Secrets

Wikileaks discovered that NATO’s communications briefs were all encrypted with the same easy-to-guess password: “progress.”  Even military-strength encryption is useless if the password can be guessed by anyone reading a campaign poster.

One document, “NATO in Afghanistan: Master Narrative,” is a 30-page guide to the “story” NATO representatives are to tell, and what details should not be given to journalists. Among the things not to be told the press is Jordan’s presence as a secret member of the US-led occupation force.

The documents came from the Pentagon Central Command (CENTCOM) site. Once the Pentagon found the decrypted documents on Wikileaks, they reportedly blacked out the entire CENTCOM site.

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