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Hackers reverse-engineer NSA spy kit using off-the-shelf parts



On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 1:30 AM, coderman <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM, Georgi Guninski <[email protected]> wrote:
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/19/hackers_reverseengineer_nsa_spying_devices_using_offtheshelf_parts/
>
> my biased thoughts:
>
> 1. attacking like NSA means being in the middle.  you can do this over
> various types of networks and protocols with very modest hardware;.
> less than off-the-shelf. the key is position, not hardware brute
> strength. (i don't consider passive surveillance an attack - more like
> an operational reality ;)


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