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N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
The New York Times ^ | January 14, 2014 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER

Posted on 01/14/2014 6:00:33 PM PST by John W

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To: null and void
Null, that was a fantastic pic.

Kudos.

51 posted on 01/14/2014 9:28:44 PM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: Nowhere Man

Military COMSEC (Communications Security) briefings in the 1970s typically cited how Soviet ELINT (Electronics Intelligence) fishing trawlers operating off American coasts, such as an office in Washington D.C., intercepted RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) emissions from Teletype KSR (Keyboard Send/Receive) printers and computer CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors and used it to reproduce the characters displayed on the devices. The response was to use TEMPEST rated equipment to secure such communications. It was also stressed that there was no such thing as a private or secure telephone call. During Second World War the German intelligence services broke the Allied secure telephone systems to listen in on the conversations between President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill.


52 posted on 01/14/2014 10:08:54 PM PST by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: John W
"“We do not use foreign intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies on behalf of — or give intelligence we collect to — U.S. companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase their bottom line.”

That is not true.

53 posted on 01/14/2014 10:28:07 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Ghost of SVR4

My computer is older than dirt, so it was probably clean until NSA came to my house.


54 posted on 01/15/2014 1:58:44 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: John W

SNOWDON.........ARE YOU IN THERE??/S


55 posted on 01/15/2014 2:10:18 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: John W

Thanks for the article. The NSA has truly exceeded their legal and moral limits. I am very interested in how this works... something to pass the time with I suppose. I guess it’s even on my lovely IPadAir as well? Corporate cronyism sellouts! It didn’t say how far this signal will transmit.


56 posted on 01/15/2014 3:26:18 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Graewoulf
Good point. Our best minds created stuff to fight terrorists of 9/11. Little did we know the technology would be turned against us...

I'll bet "homeland security' still attempts to sell techies on helping using the 'radical muslim' line - while knowing their real target is conservative American citizens.

57 posted on 01/15/2014 6:10:59 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: roadcat
It's simple and clever, because one normally blocks existing pathways from their computer to the outside world. You can turn off wi-fi, blue-tooth, shut ports to your ethernet connections, etc. But an innocuous electronic device you're not aware of, that is connected to your data bus and transmitting on a separate radio band is genius. No hacking of software to bypass firewalls or routers. People often run virus-scans, disconnect physically from outside connections, but I bet they don't figure on a hidden radio signal in their computer. I dislike what the NSA is doing when it comes to spying on ordinary Americans, but I can still admire cleverness.

You're right - simple and clever... thanks for sharing.

58 posted on 01/15/2014 6:18:29 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: LucyT
wow amazing.

Thanks

Ill take delivery of my next machine at the local Mac Store


59 posted on 01/15/2014 6:30:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: driftdiver

“Surely the NYT has more secrets they can release.”

Bingo.

Since the 1960’s, the NY Slimes and the Compost have been at the front line exposing any intel our country does outside of America.

Probably 100% or maybe 99.97% of the time, these devices were put on or in computers sold for use outside of the USA or into/on computers outside the USA.

This is a big heads up for enemies/potential enemies of America.


60 posted on 01/15/2014 7:49:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: GOPJ; caww; RitaOK; CorporateStepsister; laplata; Yosemitest; All

Yup. Today the US Federal Government is Public Enemy Number One.

Robin Hood stole from The Government, back in the day.

We should not steal from the damn Federal Government, but we must learn, as Robin Hood did, to think like the Government for our own protection.

We must think of the worst possible thing that the US Federal Government could do to us, and then assume that the Federal Government ALREADY has that working plan in place to harm us.

BTW, keep in mind that we are paying them with our tax dollars to do harm to us.

Lemme see now, first we abolish the NSA, IRS, Department of Education, Food Stamp Program, Aid to Dairy Farmers, Aid to dependent children, unemployment compensation and Head Start.

The next day we -——


61 posted on 01/15/2014 7:57:16 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Sounds like THE BEAST IS RISING: I SUGGEST to you all ~ read that AGAIN.
62 posted on 01/15/2014 8:22:19 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Ramius

Do you actually believe that Obama and the DHS is protecting you and your liberty? Do you believe that our military (with a Muslim Commander in Chief) is fighting to protect our Constitution and Bill of Rights?


63 posted on 01/15/2014 11:23:00 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: John W
It's gotten so bad that even the NYT is reporting on what our government is doing to us with its newfound surveillance powers and apparatus.

Yet there are plenty of people around, including many self-styled "conservatives" on this forum who think that Edward Snowden and not the NSA is the villain in this game.

64 posted on 01/15/2014 11:26:58 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: Pontiac

65 posted on 01/15/2014 11:29:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: John W

Why is anyone surprised?


66 posted on 01/15/2014 4:58:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Right Wing Assault

Heh. Seriously though, they actually intercepted deliveries from the manufacturers, modified systems, and then delivered them to the target. So stuff like this could be added before you even booted the machine for the first time.


67 posted on 01/15/2014 5:47:59 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: John W

Those clever boys. What will they think up next? Shower stall cameras, so they can watch people naked and threaten to tell the world how well hung they aren’t?


68 posted on 01/15/2014 6:38:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John W
For years my best defense against hack-attacks was a 1998-era 4-gig HDD and a 160-meg RAM supporting my Win 98 system on my old IBM i-Series laptop, which was on a dialup server on a third-tier ISP.

Unfortunately, it went the way of all silicon, to that big recycling bin in the sky.

69 posted on 01/15/2014 6:53:32 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Eleutheria5

So THAT’s how THAT got out about me! Damn them!!


70 posted on 01/15/2014 9:17:44 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Boogieman

True, I did hear about that and I can’t believe what we’ve been brought down to all in the name of “protecting our freedom” by decreasing our freedom. “Animal Farm” double speak.


71 posted on 01/16/2014 2:08:26 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: John W

But don’t worry, your stuff is safe in THE CLOUD


72 posted on 01/16/2014 9:56:39 AM PST by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: roadcat

Yup!


73 posted on 01/19/2014 4:31:28 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: TomasUSMC

74 posted on 01/19/2014 4:37:52 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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