How the NSA Can Get Onto Your Computer
Follow @Evan_WexlerMay 23, 2014, 11:06 am ET
Many of the NSA’s programs revealed in the Snowden leaks describe the agency’s ability to target specific pieces of software.
We had security expert Ashkan Soltani break it down.
QUANTUM is a multifaceted surveillance tool.
Documents released by Snowden suggest that QUANTUM encompasses several technologies that together offer different pathways into computers the NSA chooses to target. For example, a program called QUANTUMHAND, is thought to allow the NSA to disguise itself as a Facebook server in order to get onto a user’s device.
Facebook has stated the company found “no evidence of this alleged activity.”
Related: How the NSA Can Access Your iPhone
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