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N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | David E. Sanger & Nicole Perlroth

Posted on 03/22/2014 7:48:35 PM PDT by Star Traveler

WASHINGTON — American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create “back doors” in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hackers to steal corporate and government secrets.

But even as the United States made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, classified documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors — directly into Huawei’s networks.

The agency pried its way into the servers in Huawei’s sealed headquarters in Shenzhen, China’s industrial heart, according to N.S.A. documents provided by the former contractor Edward J. Snowden. It obtained information about the workings of the giant routers and complex digital switches that Huawei boasts connect a third of the world’s population, and monitored communications of the company’s top executives.

One of the goals of the operation, code-named “Shotgiant,” was to find any links between Huawai and the People’s Liberation Army, one 2010 document made clear. But the plans went further: to exploit Huawai’s technology so that when the company sold equipment to other countries — including both allies and nations that avoid buying American products — the N.S.A. could roam through their computer and telephone networks to consduct surveillance and, if ordered by the president, offensive cyberoperations.

Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, is seen as a Chinese version of Steve Jobs. Credit Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press “Many of our targets communicate over Huawei-produced products,” the N.S.A. document said. “We want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products,” it added, to “gain access to networks of interest” around the world.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; hacking; huwaei; looselipssinkships; mediatraitors; nationalsecurityfail; nsa; russia
Yikes ... it seems the revelation of this would be extremely damaging to our national security.
1 posted on 03/22/2014 7:48:36 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Snowden needs a dirt nap


2 posted on 03/22/2014 7:50:53 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Star Traveler

This dovetails into the missing Malaysian Plane.

Freescale, Shane Todd, and Huawei.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 7:52:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Btw, Shane Todd’s Obit listed him as a Verification Engineer with Freescale.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 7:53:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Dead Dog

Snowden crossed the line with this one. Revelation that the NSA spies on American citizens is OK. Hacking the computer networks of a foreign nation is a legitimate national security tactic.

Just lost respect for him; he’s a traitor.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Dead Dog

But I thought freepers consider him a hero. Along with Putin the leader of communism.


6 posted on 03/22/2014 8:02:14 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: RummyChick

Hummm, this is getting very interesting.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 8:05:44 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Star Traveler

But the NSA is SUPPOSED to be spying on other nations, especially the leftist ones. Blowing the whistle on them for spying on US is legit, that’s none of their affair; this is different.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: henkster

There’s a whole line of revelations of legitimate NSA actions Snowden has released. This is far from the first.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 8:13:03 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Star Traveler

If he has spilled the beans about our spying on China (which is what the NSA is supposed to do) I wonder what he told his Russian friends in order to stay there.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 8:13:57 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: what's up

Yah, I don’t get the Putin love fest. Especially from Freepers. The man is a joke. Saggy pects, pastey skinned poney jockey. I can see why the French would dig him, but not advocates of American exceptionalism. He’s a gangster and continental slum lord.

The Russian people should be on par with Israel and Britan regarding their contribution to human innovation. Instead, the produce only what can be pumped out oh the ground, and second rate weapons.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 8:14:13 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: TheGipperWasRight

Whatever it was ... it must have been a doozy of a story.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: crosslink

This thing with Shane Todd is fascinating.

It is hard to find info that shows Shane worked for Freescale EXCEPT his obit.

I dont know if that story is planted but it was posted in 2006. Havent found it in a newspaper.

So why the coverup of where he worked.

Here is the story of his death

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0430/Was-Shane-Todd-murdered-over-high-tech-secrets/%28page%29/4

And the website
http://www.justice4shanetodd.com/#!the-story/c161y


13 posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:23 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Star Traveler
Just so happens moooochelle is over there, and He is meeting with them this week. my what a coincidence
14 posted on 03/22/2014 8:19:03 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Dead Dog

Putin doesn’t let himself get pushed around by the gay lobby, and I think that what makes of lot of people on the right like him. I can admire the fact that he is unabashedly pro-Russian. It would be refreshing if we had a president who was pro-American and pro-America. That said, Putin is a tyrant.

We had a chance to have a major ally in Russia. Instead, back in the 90’s, we decided to shove NATO up their rear end, and treat them like a toddler. Now we have to deal with the result of that.


15 posted on 03/22/2014 8:21:07 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: RummyChick

Rummy, I’m a bit behind. What is “freescale”. Thanks.


16 posted on 03/22/2014 8:25:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Freescale owned by The Carlyle Group , Blackstone and others.

20 employees on board the missing plane.

Huawei had two employees not named by the company on the plane.

There is one mystery container on the plane.

There were 5 passengers who had luggage on the plane who did not get on board ..luggage supposedly taken off.

Not hearing much about those people.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 8:28:30 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Freescale Semiconductor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freescale_Semiconductor


18 posted on 03/22/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RummyChick

Wow. There it is.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 8:32:18 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

The Russians don’t answers to lefty groups because they started and funded these groups in the west.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 8:36:02 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: henkster

Snowden turned this over to the press. They are the ones that revealed this.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 8:38:20 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks! 5 passengers? Very intereresting.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MarMema

No wait, there is something wrong.

Shane Todd Freescale obit is 2006. Shane Todd murdered is 2012.

Something amiss. I gotta go look

Two different Shane Todds


23 posted on 03/22/2014 8:39:49 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks, Star!


24 posted on 03/22/2014 8:41:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RummyChick

Shane Todd from 2006 Freescale was 30 when he died.

Shane Todd 2012 was 31 when he died.

I wonder if that 2006 story is a plant/cover story/ or what..

I have to look at this some more tomorrow.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 8:43:45 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

2006 Shane Todds Grandmother

http://www.moultrieobserver.com/obituaries_archive_url/x546261707/Cortez-Todd-Hewett

So Freescale Shane Todd is not the murdered/suicided Shane Todd from 2012.

How weird is life that two Shane Todds who work as Semiconductor engineers die at about the same age.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Star Traveler
But even as the United States made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, classified documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors — directly into Huawei’s networks.

Good for us. I hope we're doing the same to Russia and the ME countries.

27 posted on 03/22/2014 9:11:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Star Traveler

At least the NSA finally did something right.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

Exactly.


29 posted on 03/22/2014 9:30:28 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Dead Dog

Depends on what you consider innovation. The Bolshoi ballet and the Moscow circus are world-renowned and probably beyond compare.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 9:31:58 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: henkster

Did you not read the part about their products being sold to and used by Americans? Do you want your Samsung or Lenovo products with NSA backdoors built in?


31 posted on 03/22/2014 9:44:36 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Star Traveler

Pfft.

Huawei has ripped off so much of cisco’s IP that it simply stands to reason that if the NSA has penetrated US domestic networks using cisco gear, they’ve penetrated Huawei’s network made of clone boxes and stolen software.

Duuuuuh.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 10:19:06 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: drunknsage

Do you like using Microsoft Windows with built-in backdoors? Or cisco and Juniper routers with backdoors in them?

Because you already are.


33 posted on 03/22/2014 10:20:48 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: RummyChick

Malasia has also done an about-face and admitted they were shipping LiOn batteries in bulk on the plane.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 10:22:08 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Star Traveler

i give permission for the chinese to physically retaliate on president mom jeans and mooch. please.


35 posted on 03/22/2014 11:47:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dead Dog

You mean a medal from our new government.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 2:08:39 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: drunknsage

I guess we can have NSA backdoors in addition to the chinese ones.


37 posted on 03/23/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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