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Details of the NSA’s X-KEYSCORE 0

Details of the NSA’s X-KEYSCORE

The Intercept has published a highly detailed two – part article on how the NSA’s X-KEYSCORE works , including a huge number of related documents from the Snowden archive. So much to digest. Please post anything interesting you notice in the comments

TEMPEST Attack 0

TEMPEST Attack

There’s a new paper on a low-cost TEMPEST attack against PC cryptography: We demonstrate the extraction of secret decryption keys from laptop computers, by nonintrusively measuring electromagnetic emanations for a few seconds from a distance of 50 cm. The attack can be executed using cheap and readily-available equipment: a consumer-grade radio receiver or a Software Defined Radio USB dongle.

Hayden Mocks NSA Reforms 0

Hayden Mocks NSA Reforms

Former NSA Director Michael recently mocked the NSA reforms in the recently passed USA Freedom Act: If somebody would come up to me and say, “Look, Hayden, here’s the thing: This Snowden thing is going to be a nightmare for you guys for about two years. And when we get all done with it, what you’re going to be required to do is that little 215 program about American telephony metadata — and by the way, you can still have access to it, but you got to go to the court and get access to it from the companies, rather than keep it to yourself.” I go: “And this is it after two years? Cool!” The thing is, he’s right.

Why We Encrypt 0

Why We Encrypt

Encryption protects our data. It protects our data when it’s sitting on our computers and in data centers, and it protects it when it’s being transmitted around the Internet. It protects our conversations, whether video, voice, or text.

The Secrecy of the Snowden Documents 0

The Secrecy of the Snowden Documents

Last weekend, the Sunday Times published a front-page story (full text here ), citing anonymous British sources claiming that both China and Russia have copies of the Snowden documents. It’s a terrible article, filled with factual inaccuracies and unsubstantiated claims about both Snowden’s actions and the damage caused by his disclosure, and others have thoroughly refuted the story. I want to focus on the actual question: Do countries like China and Russia have copies of the Snowden documents