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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:45 AM

 

NSA leak reveal plans to subvert mobile network security around the world

The NSA's AURORAGOLD program -- revealed in newly released Snowden docs -- used plundered internal emails to compromise nearly every mobile carrier in the world, and show that the agency had planned to introduce vulnerabilities into future improvements into mobile security.

One major target of the NSA's infiltration and sabotage program is the London-based GSM Association, the trade body that American, European and other tech companies and carriers use to set and maintain mobile networking standards.

Undermining security is the most controversial type of NSA dirty tricks, the thing that frustrates industry players and friendly governments alike. The revelations about the Bullrun/Edgehill sabotage programs have opened rifts between the NSA and the security community (including the US government's National Institute for Standards and Technology, NIST, which was targeted by the program).
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Reply NSA leak reveal plans to subvert mobile network security around the world (Original post)
wildbilln864 Dec 2014 OP
marym625 Dec 2014 #1
IDemo Dec 2014 #2
marym625 Dec 2014 #3
dirtydickcheney Dec 2014 #4
jalan48 Dec 2014 #5
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #6
Katashi_itto Dec 2014 #7
Leopolds Ghost Dec 2014 #8
woo me with science Dec 2014 #9

Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:53 AM

1. hence the government outrage

At Apple for the ability to stop the tracking.

Not anywhere savvy enough to understand the technology behind it but I understand what it means. Makes me want an iPhone

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:11 AM

2. Please see: "Despite Apple’s Privacy Pledge, Cops Can Still Pull Data Off a Locked iPhone"

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:13 AM

3. I don't suppose

If I don't look, I can keep pretending it isn't true?

Kidding. Sigh. Thanks for the information

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:13 AM

4. What happened to principles?

 

If this were happening with a Republican in office this thread would be red hot on this website.. Calls for investigations,.....Snowden with statues dedicated to him..... Glenn Greenwald would be thanked and honored as the greatest journalist of our generation.


But because the current President happens to have a 'D' next to his name, it's all perfectly fine.

really sad, sad state of affairs of party over principles.

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Response to dirtydickcheney (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:02 PM

5. The Problem

The problem is that on the issue of the national security state there is only one political party in the U.S. Americans are slowly realizing that the conservative/liberal and Democrat/Republican labels are meaningless on the big issues. We are allowed to debate about social issues such as gay rights and abortion and on those issues conservatives and liberals differ. This is not to say these issues aren't important but as long as supporting the "liberal" side of these issues doesn't threaten the financial and national security state they will be allowed to be openly discussed and debated. However, a vigorous and open debate will not be allowed on the level of military spending, torture, spying on American citizens, etc. Look no further than Obama, he has continued the Bush administration policies in these critical areas.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:55 PM

6. Yes....what you said...yes. n/t

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:04 PM

7. Where are our Valiant Pro NSAers?

 

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 11:03 AM

8. "subvert mobile security" * guffaw *

NSA subvert mobile security? Give me a break.

The mobile network is one gigantic piece of spyware run according to NSA rules.

You're not ALLOWED to put out network software that CAN'T be wiretapped by the NSA. It's against some provision of a telecom security act.

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 12:37 PM

9. Huge K&R

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