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German IT expert hacks NSA homepage
| 02 May 2014 16:27 GMT+02:00
| (DPA/The Local)
Posted on 05/03/2014 11:13:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A computer expert from eastern Germany claims to have hacked the homepage of the US National Security Agency (NSA), leaving a message on the site for American security experts.
Matthias Ungethüm from Saxony said on Friday he had replaced the NSA slogan Codebreakers and Codemakers with the German phrase Durchleuchten Sie Ihre HomepageExamine your homepage" on the website of Americas security agency.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: nsa; nsahacked; turnaboutisfairplay; yeswescan
posted on 05/03/2014 11:13:35 PM PDT
A gift from Merkel. Guess they didn’t bury the hatchet after all.
posted on 05/03/2014 11:20:29 PM PDT
(Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
Well, maybe the hatchet’s buried, but they had the broadsword ready to take a swing or two.
posted on 05/03/2014 11:22:12 PM PDT
posted on 05/03/2014 11:28:53 PM PDT
To: Drago; Olog-hai
It proves nothing. By the "hackers" own admission he used a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which many users would not be susceptible to [I wouldn't, nor would most IT professionals] and as a matter of fact it's a non-persistent injection attack that many users would not even see, depending on what server path they use to reach the NSA.
All he's succeeded in doing is getting the NSA's attention. Which is not really a good idea.
posted on 05/03/2014 11:39:33 PM PDT
(Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
I don’t see that phrase on the NSA website.
However, I do see that the cryptologic museum is having an open house on the 17th. That looks interesting.
posted on 05/04/2014 4:17:55 AM PDT
(Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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