Data Fortress 101: Is it possible to make a computer that’s totally invulnerable to the NSA?

on

Adeyemi Caleb's Blog

computers-and-binary-futuristic-oooh-640x360

Having been offered a position at the agency’s top offensive hacking unit, then-NSA contractor Edward Snowden was well aware of the scope of the government’s surveillance abilities when he stole roughly 1.7 million classified documents and abruptly went to ground. As a result, his behaviour leading up to the theft was at times a little strange; some critics have spent quite a lot of time harping on about how he used to put a cloth hood over his head and screen, so only he could see it. To many, this is evidence of a paranoid behavior that proves he’s a creepy nut — and certainly no principled whistleblower. If those people had known what Snowden knew at that time, however, they very well might have acted the same way.

Consider the data fortress created by journalists from the Guardian to house Snowden’s leaked files: the encrypted documents existed only on…

View original post 1,732 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s