doctorow at January 15th, 2014 10:01 — #1
peregrinus_bis at January 15th, 2014 10:03 — #2
No wonder the gubmint was so freeking keen to label Huawei as dirty goods.
dacree at January 15th, 2014 10:53 — #3
What a tic
First, one group says Huawei routers have back doors installed by the Chinese government. Then we learn there are real back doors but it wasn't the Chinese government who installed them, it was ours.
steampunkbanana at January 15th, 2014 10:59 — #4
I'm actually going to float a third alternative: it was both.
toogoodtocheck_ at January 15th, 2014 11:09 — #5
my favorite part:
The cover name for this joint project is TURBOPANDA.
timquinn at January 15th, 2014 11:10 — #6
I am not the sort to worry about this stuff, but I have been looking at my router with suspicion. Especially after my ISP insisted we buy a new Cisco. We worry about keeping our computers secure and then plug them into those things without thinking about it.
Am I wrong to see it that way?
morcheeba at January 15th, 2014 11:18 — #7
Maybe the NSA discovered Chinese backdoors in the firmware when they were inserting their own, but couldn't say how they found it because that would reveal what they were doing.
I've reverse-engineered low-level software and it's pretty easy to find things that aren't what they're supposed to be (the whole point of what I was doing was to find mistakes I could exploit ... a pre-existing exploit would stick out like candy)
boundegar at January 15th, 2014 11:23 — #8
Well! You're safe then. The NSA would never compromise a Cisco router. Only other brands - honest.
timquinn at January 15th, 2014 11:31 — #9
I wish there was a thumbs up button. You have made me feel much safer.
cowicide at January 15th, 2014 11:33 — #10
wrecksdart at January 15th, 2014 12:04 — #11
Funny that you found that. I happened to be messing around in an online government library the other day and on a whim I searched for keyword "NSA". The first hit was a document describing how internet users can make themselves safe from online prying eyes. Har-dee-har, NSA.
cowicide at January 15th, 2014 12:20 — #12
I happened to be messing around in an online government library the other day and on a whim I searched for keyword "NSA"
wrecksdart at January 15th, 2014 12:21 — #13
Christ, that's a creepy little gif you've got there. Time for a shower...and maybe a pizza!
cowicide at January 15th, 2014 12:27 — #14
How did you know I ate pizza the other night? And, that I need a shower?
nonentity at January 15th, 2014 12:33 — #15
I'm picturing a panda bear with flames shooting out of its rear.
That, or it's just a regular panda that moves slower when you turn off the turbo button.. and, really, how often do the turbo buttons ever get turned off?
drew_millecchia at January 15th, 2014 13:00 — #16
When you are trying to play Centipede.
..Or is that another NSA program?
doctorow at January 20th, 2014 10:01 — #17
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