Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The CIA secretly bought a company that sold encryption devices across the world. Then its spies sat back and listened.

quote [ U.S. and German intelligence agencies partnered on a scheme to dupe dozens of nations into buying rigged encryption systems — taking their money and stealing their secrets. ]

Long article. Rather impressive feat
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@7:32pmGMT]


XregnaR said @ 8:43pm GMT on 12th Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
The timing of this story breaking and the Huawei story CAN'T be a coincidence.
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:48pm GMT on 12th Feb
I've been saying for years that everyone should assume that all their electronic communications are monitored.
CIA said @ 9:25pm GMT on 12th Feb
And reading transcripts of it for the eighth time since 2010 is a wee bit monotonous.
rylex said @ 9:48pm GMT on 11th Feb
nice. posted right before i did.

this is some seriously fucked up shit. good bye future relations with countries who thought we could be trusted.

mechanical contrivance said @ 2:22pm GMT on 12th Feb
I don't think anyone trusted us.
endopol said @ 4:20pm GMT on 12th Feb
Yeah, I think it was already expected at the time that everyone was trying to intercept messages from everyone else. The lesson here was, don’t trust commercial closed-source crypto.
endopol said @ 4:37pm GMT on 12th Feb [Score:2 Underrated]
Also, don’t trust Ronald Reagan with your secrets.

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