Intelligence Board: Are there backdoors in the major encryption standards?

Board created by probono on Oct. 12, 2016.
Some in government have called for backdoors in encryption standards. However, some signs point to there already being backdoors in the standards.
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A government actor has a backdoor in a major encryption standard
There are no deliberate backdoors in the major encryption standards
April 21, 2014 The Dual_EC_DRBG algorithm was retired by NIST after researchers discovered a major weakness in a parameter set by the NSA Evaluate Very Consistent Inconsistent
May 6, 2013 New Yorker article summarising the aspects of the Snowden leaks pertaining to N.S.A and internet encryption. Evaluate Consistent Inconsistent
The seeds used to generate the parameters for the popular Diffie-Helman and DSA algorithms have never been published Evaluate Consistent Neutral
Documents from the Snowden leak indicate the US government is able to decrypt large amounts of VPN traffic Evaluate Consistent Neutral
Traffic encrypted with backdoored 1024-bit Diffie-Helman primes could feasibly be decrypted by an actor with only hundreds of millions of dollars in special hardware Evaluate Neutral Neutral