Network monitoring software as spying tool— NSA cracks cell phones encryption according to reports, can listen to most calls.
National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the man who told the world about the U.S. governments gigantic data grab also talked a lot about himself.
The vulnerability outlined in the NSA document concerns encryption developed in the 1980s but still used widely by cellphones that rely on technology called second-generation (2G) GSM, according to report.
“Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school and Army dropout, independent thinker, trustee of official secrets.”
Intelligence and law enforcement investigators remain unsure about a full scope of secret files that Snowden stole partly because the NSA facility in Hawaii, where the agency’s former contractor worked, was not equipped with up-to-date employee monitoring software.
Reportedly, U.S. Army to Track Employees’ Web Activity, network will use “behavior-based analytics” to monitor the activity of soldiers, according to National Defense Magazine.
The army plans to target employees who have just started or are about to leave their job, as they are seen as most likely to leak information, particularly.