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NSA's Malware Methods Outed in Latest Leak
NBC ^ | March 12, 2014 | Devin Coldewey

Posted on 03/13/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT by Aqua Buddhist

The latest report from the top-secret documents that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made off with describes the agency's efforts to infect and monitor PCs much in the way ordinary hackers do. The methods aren't particularly original, but the scale of the operations is huge.

Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald reported on the revelations in great detail, but the takeaway is fairly straightforward. The NSA is employing hacking tools that will sound familiar to anyone in the security field: browser exploits, man-in-the-middle attacks and plain old spam....

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; computercrime; nsa; nsascandals; surveillance
Our government is a bunch of common criminals.
1 posted on 03/13/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT by Aqua Buddhist
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To: Aqua Buddhist

obots


2 posted on 03/13/2014 5:25:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; ...

NSA ping


3 posted on 03/13/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Aqua Buddhist

Is Fast Eddie feeling neglected?


4 posted on 03/13/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: Aqua Buddhist
Our government is a bunch of common criminals.

Who deserve nothing less than arrest, trial, conviction and execution of sentence appropriate for their crimes against the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America, for which each and every one of the corrupt slimeballs took an oath to defend but ended up shredding it to pieces.

Speaking of shredding, there's this scene out of the movie Fargo that comes to mind after suffering through this brutal winter here in the upper Midwest ......

5 posted on 03/13/2014 5:30:32 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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I love how these threads bring out all the flag waving hypocrites who will prattle on other threads about freedom and the constitution but call for the tar and feathering of the guy who exposed their government blatantly violating said constitution like it was a drunk prom date.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: crosslink

Thanks for ping—bump


7 posted on 03/13/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Orangedog

Not me. We pay for this government. I want to know everything they do “for the people” or is isn’t “of the people.”


8 posted on 03/13/2014 5:33:23 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Orangedog
I love how these threads bring out all the flag waving hypocrites who will prattle on other threads about freedom and the constitution but call for the tar and feathering of the guy who exposed their government blatantly violating said constitution like it was a drunk prom date.

Yep; I've already gotten some comments questioning my patriotism....

9 posted on 03/13/2014 5:33:59 PM PDT by Aqua Buddhist ("If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." --R. Reagan)
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Oh, so those “NSA/DOJ/FBI Warning” ransom viruses I got while watching Duke coed porn was legit? Crap... I never sent them the $300 they wanted... I think I am in trouble.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 5:34:36 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Aqua Buddhist

government hate competition in criminal behavior


11 posted on 03/13/2014 5:38:34 PM PDT by 4rcane
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I have always held that hackers and spammer should be shot and thrown in a dumpster. The fact that it’s being done by the NSA doesn’t alter my feelings about that.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 5:59:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Orangedog

Much of what is classified is marked that way to keep the American people from knowing.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 6:01:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Aqua Buddhist

By this time, NSA should have mitigated anything that would cause operational problems.


14 posted on 03/13/2014 6:03:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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And this why I employ a variety of methods to deal with malware and run em all at the same time.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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They should be shot or “Fargo’d”


16 posted on 03/13/2014 6:15:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Does it p1ss anyone else off that you gotta buy expensive malware/virus protection, firewalls, the newest routers and upgraded PCs and OS’s, and spend hours troubleshooting suspicious programs/ip’s just to function on a computer? Its a trillion dollar industry! Sometimes I wonder if we are doing all this so their spyware runs faster on our computers!!

I should send them a bill!


17 posted on 03/13/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: FreeInWV
Does it p1ss anyone else off that you gotta buy expensive malware/virus protection, firewalls, the newest routers and upgraded PCs and OS’s, and spend hours troubleshooting suspicious programs/ip’s just to function on a computer? Its a trillion dollar industry! Sometimes I wonder if we are doing all this so their spyware runs faster on our computers!!

 

The worst part is, you're having to do all that to protect yourself from criminals in your own government.

19 posted on 03/13/2014 6:56:14 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Aqua Buddhist

This government is chock-full of people who need to hang from lampposts. By his is truly the most corrupt government in American history.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 7:00:26 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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By his=This


21 posted on 03/13/2014 7:01:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Aqua Buddhist

This is what happens if you oppose Dear Leader.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 8:12:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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