Monday, December 30, 2013

The NSA's Toy Catalogue

Spiegel Online has posted an interactive graphic that shows spyware from a 50-page NSA catalogue of the devices and prices of snooping gear they had on offer.   It runs the range from tricked out USB memory sticks to devices that replicate an existing cellphone tower to access, well, virtually all phone traffic.  There is even a computer monitor cable that transmits what is being displayed on the screen and it's a bargain at $30 per. 

Doctored USB plugs, for example, go for a million bucks per bag of 50. There's spyware for iPhones and major brand name computers.  If it can be hacked, it seems the NSA's wizards have hacked it.

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