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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers 347

Bob9113 (14996) writes "According to Glenn Greenwald, reporting in The Guardian: 'A June 2010 report from the head of the NSA's Access and Target Development department is shockingly explicit. The NSA routinely receives – or intercepts – routers, servers, and other computer network devices being exported from the US before they are delivered to the international customers. The agency then implants backdoor surveillance tools, repackages the devices with a factory seal, and sends them on. The NSA thus gains access to entire networks and all their users. The document gleefully observes that some "SIGINT tradecraft is very hands-on (literally!)".'"
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 12, 2014 @04:08PM (#46983719)

    You just single-handedly killed the entire US tech industry. You murdered trust. No one will ever trust US hardware again.


    Because hardware from China isn't subject to this.

    Or Europe. Those oh-so-reasonable Europeans would never engage in espionage.... (what a good, simple eyeroll emoticon?)

    We should get equipment from Canada. If they start to put such measures in their hardware, it would come with an apology sticker on the box.

  • by LoRdTAW ( 99712 ) on Monday May 12, 2014 @04:46PM (#46984119)

    I think the gooey maple syrup finger prints on the hardware would give them away....

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