Internal NSA Publication Reveals Agency Backdoors Into Cisco, Dell and Others



I’m sure that this won’t surprise our intrepid disinfonauts, but an internal NSA catalog reveals that the agency has a backdoor pass through the firewalls of many major companies, like Cisco.

Via Der Spiegel:

After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices.

When it comes to modern firewalls for corporate computer networks, the world’s second largest network equipment manufacturer doesn’t skimp on praising its own work. According to Juniper Networks’ online PR copy, the company’s products are “ideal” for protecting large companies and computing centers from unwanted access from outside. They claim the performance of the company’s special computers is “unmatched” and their firewalls are the “best-in-class.” Despite these assurances, though, there is one attacker none of these products can fend off — the United States’ National Security Agency.

Specialists at the intelligence organization succeeded years ago in penetrating the company’s digital firewalls. A document viewed by SPIEGEL resembling a product catalog reveals that an NSA division called ANT has burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture made by the major players in the industry — including American global market leader Cisco and its Chinese competitor Huawei, but also producers of mass-market goods, such as US computer-maker Dell.

Read more at Der Spiegel.

2 Comments on "Internal NSA Publication Reveals Agency Backdoors Into Cisco, Dell and Others"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Dec 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm |

    it fails to mention willing back doors
    googld, microsoft, apple
    name an info related corp
    find a willing back door

  2. sveltesvengali | Dec 31, 2013 at 4:08 am |

    Ever heard of the Inslaw affair?

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