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Your common encryption protocols are nothing for the NSA

Latest NSA leak details how it's easy for the security agency to bypass common encryption protocols
| Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Sep 7, 2013 10:32 am

If you thought your piddly little firewall would protect you, think again: the NSA can get into virtually anything according to a new leak that has popped up on The Guardian and The New York Times.

 

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The leaked documents are from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who details in the documents that HTTPS and SSL encryption that is used by most e-mail and banking services are nothing to the NSA to break through. The article talks about a ten-year long NSA project that attacks encryption standards from all angles.

 

This method uses server farms for brute-force decryption, using malware to intercept messages before encryption could happen, as well as working from within the walls of the tech industry to make sure the adoption of new protocols take place that would make the NSA's job of spying on the world was easier.

 

You can read more on the scary documents here, and here, but you'll most likely be joined by an NSA analyst somewhere, who is enjoying sharing your screen with you.

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com

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