NSA Break Encryption WorldwideAdded: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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According to fresh revelations from the Edward Snowden cables, the National Security Agency has cracked most encryption believed to be a safeguard for commerce and banking systems all over the globe and supposed to protect sensitive information, such as medical records, email, web searches, online chats, and phone calls. This is not about the Americans, but about all others, globally, as well.
Since 2000, the NSA has been building supercomputers capable of breaking complex codes and encryption. In addition, the NSA collaborated with American tech companies to build backdoors directly into their products and services. In response, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and the other giants swore there were no deliberate backdoors built into their software or hardware.
In the meantime, a 2010 UK spy agency GCHQ memo speaking of the NSA’s work claimed that the outfit has been leading an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used online encryption technologies and vast amounts of encrypted online data was exploitable at the time. It was reported that $250 million is annually spent on a program which influences technology company product designs.
GCHQ is itself known to be largely bankrolled by the American taxpayer. In addition, it was previously revealed that other English-speaking countries were also allied with the American spying efforts. Snowden leaks suggest even those were compromised, despite any international agreements. It was revealed that GCHQ team has worked its way into encrypted traffic from major online services, including Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook.
It recently became known that truly secure email company Lavabit, whose services were used by Edward Snowden to transmit information to Guardian journalists, has shut itself down in light of these leaks. Its head announced that if ordinary people knew what he knew about email communications, they wouldn’t have been using it. Popular law blog Groklaw also decided to pull the plug and cited concerns about being able to properly provide anonymity where necessary.
Taking into account the latest revelations of the US being aggressively pursuing all Internet communications, including encrypted ones, the privacy minded activists or civil liberties groups may get another reason to withdraw from the worldwide web.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
|i wish people would read the documents instead of trying grab bylines and hits. ive been saying this all over the net and ill repeat it here. THE NSA HAS NOT REPEAT NOT CRACKED ENCRYPTION. back doors, end point exploits yes. encryption is safe. if people would only read the damn documents.|
|posted by (2013-09-18 18:47:00)|
|oohhh....It's on a document....it must be true then....|
|posted by (2013-09-18 19:37:29)|
|"GCHQ is itself known to be largely bankrolled by the American taxpayer", I'd love to know where you get this utter, undefined BULLSHIT from... Really... "Government Communication HeadQuarters" - That would be the "British Government" there SaM, you know - the people that run India|
|the document solyd idiot is the documents snowden stole and posted by guardian which is what the byline is from. Jesus dude read educate yourself.|
|alexanderlecard you talk absolute rubbish you talk about snowdon stealing, the americans have been plundering and stealing for decades you read and educate yourself your dumb if you the the american government are honest and truthfull you Idiot.|
|In response, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and the other giants swore there were no deliberate backdoors built into their software or hardware...... Hmmm Its Linux time|
|posted by (2013-09-19 10:36:18)|
|Ok fair enough, that was stupid of me. It makes me rethink though, how does anyone know for fact that every single document that snowden took was 100% fact. True answer is, we don't. Or that there is no misinformation going on here?|
|Since we know that Microsoft has back doors into all its Operating Systems why should we believe anything they or any other members of PRISM say.|
As regarding GCHQ,MI6,Yes they do pass electronic data on its citizens to the NSA and Encryption can always be decrypted as has been proven over and over again from Colossus and the Enigma machine to students hacking the pentagon.
|posted by (2013-09-19 12:31:58)|
|@alexanderlecard: What? You an NSA employee? Either that or you dumb as squat!|
|chains your freakin out man calm down really .. and what who taught the us and most nations the advanced spy techniques it wasnt france lol look at your name its in their .. besides that he did not own them so yes he did steal how ever the angry trolls wanna see it it is theft of property not his .. i wont defend the nsa at all but please why the hell attack when you obviously just didnt get it if you read into the leaked info it states no absolute facts to what they did exactly go to cyrptome dot org to see them , besides that some of the docs differ . now @7 i agree the media has jumped on this story pushing most as fact but who knows really what or how much or if hes even leaking this still we all just bite on to the story like its fact .. no not all leaked info is fact just like it can be in can be all bullshit too . i think this whole thing is a mess but the nsa is some how never going to stop this there is no court that has said stop to them so i feel this fight is lost long before we even knew wth was going on at least 100% than again we barely know that much more that wasnt shoved in our faces well some people know just couldnt name the project .. what bothers me is how we all fight over non fact thats silly sorry rambling from phone ......|
|Guys calm down. The National Security Agency hasn't cracked every encryption computer and probably never. What do you expect from many IBM special made super computers working together. This is not a over night thing and could take weeks or longer just to decrypted a one code.|
And #8 @Embolism, No the students never hacking the pentagon main computer servers. They only got as far as the front end public server.
|folks im not on govt side but don't take attention bylines and assume they are true. govt has not cracked encryption i would know 14 Years dept Homeland Security retired Aug 1. im just sick people being lazy and not actually reading the articles being released by snowden and the guardian. as far as mis information please they man is wanted they wanna fry him you think he is putting out dis information your more of a conspiracy nut then a factual person.|
|very good story.. online privacy is just a myth and bean dead for years||
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