Jan 13, 2014

NSAs ANT Division

National Security Agency
National Security Agency (Photo credit: Scott Beale)
Der Spiegel has done some excellent work on this story, detailing a 50 page catalogue of exploits that the NSA is known to do and in some cases even showing the cost in monies for each. Quite the interesting stuff to read.
"After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices.
When it comes to modern firewalls for corporate computer networks, the world’s second largest network equipment manufacturer doesn’t skimp on praising its own work. According to Juniper Networks’ online PR copy, the company’s products are “ideal” for protecting large companies and computing centers from unwanted access from outside. They claim the performance of the company’s special computers is “unmatched” and their firewalls are the “best-in-class.” Despite these assurances, though, there is one attacker none of these products can fend off — the United States’ National Security Agency". Read more ...
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