Documents: NSA tried to hack into encrypted devices | Washington Examiner

The National Security Agency targeted two leading encryption technologies, according to a new document published by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, further characterizing the massive scale of the agency’s surveillance.

Specifically, the document notes, the agency targeted two leading encryption chips, technology placed in devices that encrypt the contents and shield them from hacking or surveillance. The reference to ‘the two leading encryption chips’ provides some hints, but no definitive proof, as to which ones were successfully targeted, wrote Greenwald, who broke the news about the NSA’s ubiquitous surveillance regime in 2013.Related Story: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2578965

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