A group of professors and researchers from several universities in the US and the Netherlands have tested the exploitability of various implementations of the infamous Dual_EC_DRBG cryptographic algorithm which is though to have been backdoored by the US NSA, and have discovered that the RSA BSAFE products contain another tool used by NSA that could make a Dual EC attack considerably faster and easier.
For years, the US government has been very vocal about its distrust of Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei, pointedly blocking acquisitions and takeovers that would allow the company to gain more ground on US soil and urging some foreign governments to adopt the same stance.
A newly analyzed document from Edward Snowden's trove show that the NSA collects personal and account information on system administrators and uses it to compromise their computers in order to access the networks they manage.
In a testimony before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the NSA general council Rajesh De and his colleague stated on Wednesday that the tech companies that denied giving access to user data via the PRISM program were, in fact, lying.
By leveraging a surveillance system dubbed MYSTIC, the US National Security Agency has been recording all phone calls made in a foreign country for a period of 30 days, newly revealed documents from Edward Snowden's trove show.