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The memo states that the civilian employee was unaware that Snowden “intended to unlawfully disclose classified information.” Nevertheless, by sharing with Snowden his personal “public key infrastructure” certificate -- a system of highly secure credentials that provided greater access to NSA’s internal computer system -- the employee “failed to comply with security obligations,” the memo states. As a result, the employee’s security clearance was revoked in November and the NSA has notified the Justice Department that he recently resigned. (A public key infrastructure certificate is a highly secure system of password and log-in exchanges designed to protect against unauthorized access to sensitive computer networks.)
I wouldn't be so quick to yell "BS".
Notice the words "allowed" and further down in the article about "persuaded".
Also, a software keylogger probably wouldn't work; but, a hardware one would. So, if he had a keylogger installed in his keyboard - he's got the password - then next, if he "persuaded" somebody to use his computer instead of their own, they swipe their card and ... the rest is history.
Also, "allowed" seems to imply accomplice to me.
For once I agree this is BS. I just can't see anyone from a security agency sharing their password, especially so if they hold more info than the other guy.
I almost forgot.. used to many buzzwords.....Hi NSA!!! whoever you are watching me LOL