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Hard Drive Firmware Has Spy Tool For NSA


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#1 SuperTaz

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Posted Feb 16, 2015 - 07:38 PM

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/russian-researchers-expose-breakthrough-u-194217496.html

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

 

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.


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Posted Feb 19, 2015 - 05:39 AM

Wow, the shock the horror, the surprise.....

havent they had a backdoor key since Windows 95/.98 to every Microsoft OS?..

The land of the freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, ..well unless we decide to spy on you..


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Posted Mar 24, 2015 - 07:14 AM

This is nothing new for the NSA, but honestly why would they spy on casual users, especially computer gamers?


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Posted Mar 25, 2015 - 01:40 AM

This is nothing new for the NSA, but honestly why would they spy on casual users, especially computer gamers?

Its not just gamers that use those harddrives..

 

"giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers"

 

as i said, land of the freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee............."


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