Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Schneier on Security: More about the NSA's Tailored Access Operations Unit

Final paragraphs of a Bruce Schneier NSA TAO perspective
"Remember, this is not just about the NSA. The NSA shares these tools with the FBI's black bag teams for domestic surveillance, and presumably with the CIA and DEA as well. Other countries are going to have similar bags of tricks, depending on their sophistication and budgets. And today's secret NSA programs are tomorrow's PhD theses, and the next day's criminal hacking tools. Even if you trust the NSA to only spy on "enemies," consider this an advance warning of what we have to secure ourselves against in the future.
I'm really happy to see Jacob Appelbaum's byline on the Der Spiegel stories; it's good to have someone of his technical ability reading and understanding the documents."
Schneier on Security: More about the NSA's Tailored Access Operations Unit
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