RISKS Digest, Wikileaks cracks key NATO document on Afghan war
Wikileaks has cracked the encryption a key NATO document relating to the war in Afghanistan. The document, titled “NATO in Afghanistan: Master Narrative”, details the key facts and themes NATO representatives are to give—and to avoid giving—to the world press.
Among the revelations … is Jordan's presence as secret member of the US lead occupation force.
The password is “progress”, which perhaps reflects the Pentagon's desire to stay on-message, even to itself.
Wikileaks identified four other documents on the Pentagon web site with the same password.
Remember: strong crypto isn't much use if you have a weak passphrase.