Skip to comments.Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers
Posted on 05/12/2014 3:08:33 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the Snowden affair, No Place to Hide
For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them. Yet what the NSA's documents show is that Americans have been engaged in precisely the activity that the US accused the Chinese of doing.
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Will this psychotic secret surveillance security state mentality ever end? Are we really protected by this endless stream of garbage we are treated to?
If you have robust military, combined with an assured energetic response, I seriously doubt we need this to defend our nation. However, governments find it very powerful to stop opposition to their governments.
can’t alterations on the baseboard be spotted?
The US govt is destroying the computer/server/router export business singlehandedly.
Certainly this conversation is going to be ions above my tecnology IQ, but I am grateful to you for posting this important story!
I was hoping someone would.
They intercepted individual routers and altered them, who were they being shipped to, and how times did this happen?
How in the world did the drones at Bluffdale know I was going to the Apple Store to purchase a router?
Great. US built routers have BOTH NSA spyware added, and intrinsic PLA spyware from the Chinese manufactured chips.
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Heck, it would be easier just to replace the logic board with another that is already to go.
When somebody gets shot, then maybe they will learn.
but six of one, half dozen of another
“You are being watched.”
shhhhh they don’t want you to know
They’re real bad about shutting down internet connections, blocking certain posts, messing with personal documents, freezing screens and killing loyal US citizen’s computers but other than that they’re nice guys. Howdy, dude in the black suit on the other side of the screen!