NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue Dec 31 13:45:46 UTC 2013


> I think there needs to be some clarification on how these tools get used,
> how often they're used, and if they're ever cleaned up when no longer part
> of an active operation.  Of course we'll never get that.

Highly unlikely, I'd say.

> The amount of apologists with the attitude "this isn't a big deal, nothing
> to see here, the NSA does this kind of thing" is kind of shocking for this
> community; especially with the information that's been released over the
> past few months.
> 
> This whole backdoor business is a very, very, dangerous game.

It *is* a big deal. And if you want to get even more scared, listen to
Jacob Appelbaum's talk at the CCC here:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0w36GAyZIA

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no



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