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NSA devised radio pathways into computers

NSA devised radio pathways into computers

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the agency to monitor those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.
The New York Times reported that technology, which has been used by the agency since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers.
In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.


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