Skip to comments.NSA programme in 100K computers around world allows them to hack even when not connected to Internet
Posted on 01/15/2014 8:17:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and U.S. officials in its report about the use of secret technology using radio waves to gain access to computers that other countries have tried to protect from spying or cyberattacks....
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These radio chips were installed covertly in computers of our potential enemies, that’s what our spy guys are supposed to do to protect us. Our guys did good and now Snowdon has leaked it to our detriment, treason. Loose lips sink ships.
“Ah, but we wouldn’t do THAT within the United States, AH NO WAY...!”
It’s sort of amusing, the concept that ANYONE would listen to any of the NSA’s claims, in view of their track record.
Their TOP GUY lied in front of Congress point-blank —a felony— with NO consequences.
NSA: “How are you today..?”
Me: “How SHOULD I be..? Cuz THAT is how I am.”
They only claim that they haven’t put these chips in American machines.
How much do we want to trust this claim?
I’m sorry, but [classic] American jurisprudence is based on the idea that it is better for the guilty to get off scott-free than to punish the innocent.
It is therefore anti-American to spy on everyone so that they can catch the one “bad guy” — but this is that agency’s whole MO now.
The rot goes back much further than most people suspect. The OSS pre-dated the CIA, founded by Bill Donovan.
Donovan was the law-school best buddy of FDR, and like FDR, he was an ardent believer in Big Government.
The people in intel BELIEVE in government programs of almost any type, and that is generally true of General officers, too.
Few of them believe in the 2nd Amendment, for example.
“THE ENEMY” IS **US**.
My late father’s full-time job at Southern Bell in the late 60’s was tapping phones at the frame and he was not alone.
Spare me. The NSA has not been “our” guys for quite sometime; but by all means, you keep living in that fantasy land if it helps you sleep at night.
They WILL put one of these in every computer in America the second they find a way to do it clandestinely, if they haven’t already.
Now you know why your laptop battery runs down so quickly - even when you’re not using your computer.
Not laptop, phone.
They can be hacked when they're not even plugged in. Even if they're smashed to bits and laying in a pile of smoldering rubble.
Sounds like a hoax.
Radio waves.... please.
It’s being reported all over the media, not just this article.
The same radio waves that tin foil hates can protect our brains from?
This one sounds ridiculous.
What do you think of reports that they’re intercepting electronics in transit and planting some kind of bugs in them?
That could happen (no way to prove its not with no information on it) but that alone couldn't make the crazy things that post claims happen.
So if I “hack” I get thrown in jail but these D-bags get to do it with impunity on the basis of some sort of national security.
So AP and the NYT are now cool for going after our Intelligence? To Hell with both of these MSM agents — the Country’s greatest threat!
Snap out of it, the NSA is not the enemy.
But there's more the modern systems with electronic carrier systems are not secure. A few years ago my phone line for my computer was acting up. I listened and could hear cross talk. Not real loud but enough to tell it was my neighbor. So I paid him a visit and warned him the lines were messed up somewhere. That got fixed.
Now people worry about their phone calls and other devices being bugged by NSA and rightfully so. NSA should not be listening without a warrant. BUT there are or were technological issues where your neighbors could hear inside your house and it wasn't from your phone.
The early days of wireless home communication and monitoring devices were analog non encrypted. Cordless phones were such as were Baby Monitors and intercoms among other things. Another monitor could have picked up all that was going on. Early cell phones up till digital was the same way. Remember what happened to Newt? A couple with a police scanner heard his cell phone calls. Now a scanner with that capability soon became illegal to sell except there was another glitch in older scanners where you picked up imaging or a frequency usually 10.something MHZ higher than the frequency you were monitoring. Thus analog cell phones were still vulnerable.
My dad was a 45 year Ma Bell worker. He told me a long, long, time ago be careful what you say on the phone and what information you give others can use.
I remember in the Navy when we were in port all phones had to be answered with your shop name, your name and rank and then say "This is a non secure line".
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