The NSA struggled with several encryption tools as recently as two years ago

By Shawn Knight
Dec 29, 2014
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  1. While it's generally a safe bet to assume that the NSA can beat every form of encryption technology out there, that apparently isn't the case according to a new report.

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 981   +422

    When your soul purpose is to circumvent security and you have billions of dollars to spend, you usually win because you can pay to get the best people working for you and they won't turn your down when offered enough cash or threats of prison sentences.
    JohnCB and amstech like this.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,885   +1,033

    One of my college professors had this great story about Microsoft condemning this hacker publicly for bringing down some of Microsoft's servers. Microsoft tried to hide everything but from what we gathered they paid out the hackers prison sentence and hired him the next day.
    Don't know how true that one is but I do have some other true tales of places (some of them major corporations) hiring convicted hackers/experienced wall breakers.
    It doesn't take much common sense to know its happening today and quite frankly, its rather smart.

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