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Shopping for Spy Gear: Catalog Advertises NSA Toolbox
Spiegel Online ^ | December 29 2013 | Jacob Appelbaum, Judith Horchert and Christian Stöcker

Posted on 12/29/2013 9:29:24 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4

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.

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Interesting article at the link. There is also this companion piece about the NSA's top hacking unit.
1 posted on 12/29/2013 9:29:24 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4
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To: Ghost of SVR4

All these companies are in bed with the feds. I do believe I was reading a report that required encryption providers to give the key code to the feds.


2 posted on 12/29/2013 10:29:49 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Lesson one: don’t ever trust an electronic communications security product that is not open source. Anything that’s made from proprietary code and and provided by a large commercial entity is, at best, suspect.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 10:40:57 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

This has done wonders for our ability to export US high-tech.

Remember when we were accusing the Chinese of embedding stuff in telecommunications equipment?


4 posted on 12/29/2013 11:40:24 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Alex Jones is calling


5 posted on 12/29/2013 12:50:02 PM PST by Nifster
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To: The Antiyuppie

I can’t imagine any sane company that would cloud-source to MS, Google, Amazon, etc.


6 posted on 12/29/2013 1:07:03 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Organic Panic

Who are they kidding? All the major software and telephone companies have given the feds backdoors to their programs and networks.


7 posted on 12/29/2013 1:41:05 PM PST by jsanders2001
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