Friday, June 13, 2014

Bugging your own office NSA-style

In the past year many have grown increasingly incensed at news regarding pervasive surveillance.
Then again, many have yawned.
For those who remain unconvinced that National Security Agency (NSA)-style blanket surveillance might uncover anything that could come back to haunt them, Project Eavesdrop will hopefully be an eye-opener.
That's the code name for a project designed by the US's National Public Radio (NPR) news agency to find out just what, exactly, the NSA could see about a person if it cared to look.
The answer: a lot.
To get to that answer, Steve Henn, a reporter for NPR, had his office bugged.
NPR worked with Sean Gallagher, a reporter at Ars Technica, and Dave Porcello, a computer security expert at Pwnie Express, to have the internet traffic coming into and out of his home office in California, tapped.
They set up the tap so as to mimic the broad, passive surveillance of internet traffic that's done by NSA systems, and they let it run for a week.

1 comment:

Ivy Thomas said...

Wow! I have an iPhone sitting on my desk that has not been enrolled for personal use -- however it's plugged into my computer!! We managed to hack it through TouchID at a party, but it's totally getting me back - I know from this article.

Thank you for sharing this JD! SOPHOS is cool and research into advertising campaign (as an espionage agenda) is succinctly interesting!