Photos Show NSA Employees Installing 'Beacon Implants' in Routers

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Joji

[Deleted] Double reply.

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Joji

Hi, I was wondering if Canadians are affected as well. I have a fairly old G-router back in 2008 and I'm now worried about it (I think). It's obviously not by Cisco, but my new router/modem combo is by Cisco (I use Rogers Internet, provided by them). Should I be very worried?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

If it makes you feel better, then yes, be very worried

But really, the biggest worry is the manufacturers allowing backdoor access to their routers by every Tom Dick and Harry

If the Router Firmware is Solid, then there is little to worry about

Which brings us to the next problem....
How can you tell if your firmware is solid and secure?

So...
Be Afraid
Be Very Afraid
Or don't worry so much
it's up to you!

and we can't help you with that

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MrHasselblad

Have worked on two Cisco routers this month, one being a Cisco 7000 series. BOTH of which had NSA implanted devices added to them, yet both were shipped to clients in america. I have photographic proof of this one, both still photographs and video for the second instance showing it before the box was even opened (consider it a version of an unboxing video).

So I dig a bit further, make a few more connections to fellow associates.

So now we have discovered Cisco routers that have been in use; that up until recently have had NSA devices "added to them". How many exactly?

3++ dozen that we know about so far, the list continues to grow. Also looking forward to the other non-Cisco routers to see if there are any further discoveries.

Nice to see that taxpaying americans may their fees to the NSA and many other united states federal government agencies, them to be turned on by that same government.

So who is the real enemy??

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MAIZE1951

Did you remove the implanted devices, or did they have an warning on them that removal would bring federal charges?

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MrHasselblad

Second part of the question first... I'll have to dodge on that answer for now; but will comment on it later with: links, written walk through, still photographs, and (most likely) a type of video link, but... YouTube has somewhat of a history of deleting videos such as this.

As for the first part of the question... Once getting the case open it was obvious is was an NSA install. In the beginning of all of this one was removed from a Cisco device. Within hours a different federal agency was contacting the place where the install had occurred; they were also there in person within nine hours after it being removed.

Security footage caught this, but the quality of the footage cannot tell the feds from Elvis.

All of this is now pending in federal court with a boat load of lawyers on both sides. Consider it as basically in the version of the discovery process.

That particular Cisco still up and running presently (without the federal added device), but... There have interestingly been some installs both outside of the building and also just outside of the property.

A utility company was doing work recently somewhat near that off property device; clearly stated that he had never seen anything like that device in his 20+ years of service. He even called a so-worker and then a supervisor out to see the utility box type device.

Btw, I'd have no problem in all of this IF the company and/or even if one employee were a type of security risk; especially to the NSA. This is simply not the case.

I seriously question why the NSA is even permitted to monitor american citizens (each and every one of them) and also any American company at it's discretion and without oversight.

I look forward to releasing more on this one

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MaximumMike

>>I seriously question why the NSA is even permitted to monitor american citizens (each and every one of them)

Because spineless cowards like TheMac and Carlidan are selling our freedoms down the toilet. That's why.

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John Pombrio

The scary thing is that we have only seen a small part of the massive document dump that Snowden absconded with. Anytime in the future, the entire document list could be released, giving the world a collective heart attack.

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Shalbatana

Yet another reason everyone's packages never show up on time or get lost in transit.

Seriously though, the article is written as if to say they are only in the practice of doing this to "targets" they are following, not anyone and everyone. I'm not saying that makes it okay, I'm just sayin.

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AFDozerman

I wonder how often they screwed up and ended up pissing off some unsuspecting customer who now thinks that brand XYZ is "shit" because their router came late and malfunctioning.

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hornfire3

when the hell will this NSA crap ever gonna end?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

It will never end

You are all fucked!

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MAIZE1951

Now I'm going to have to open up my wired router and switch and check inside for EXTRA PARTS and remove those extra parts if found.

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The Mac

when there stops being terrorist groups, criminal organizations, and hostile governments.

In Other words, never

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Nimrod

the NSA is not and was never meant for that. It is for domestic control

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The Mac

i assume that was supposed to be sarcastic.

The NSA is tasked with the global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes, including surveillance of targeted individuals in U.S. territory.

MI-8 -> SSA -> AFSA -> NSA (1952)

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MaximumMike

When people take up arms. That is the only way tyrants have ever been deposed in the entire history of mankind.

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Innomasta

Lol you act like we're in commie North Korea. Don't think the NSA cares about your granny porn

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MaximumMike

>>Lol you act like we're in commie North Korea

No, things in North Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, and other shitty parts of the world are far far worse than they are here. But that doesn't make what's going on here ok.

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The Mac

Dont get him started, every time i try to point this out, he has a break down...

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MaximumMike

No, every time you speak to me you have a mental break down, shut down, or lapse in reasoning.

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Carlidan

It's too late Mac. You're going to get a 500 word reply. :(

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MaximumMike

This from a troll capable of stringing together no more that 15 words coherently.

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The Mac

Im only smelling one troll here...

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Carlidan

LOL Mac.... Just leave "Maximum" Mike the retard alone. :) You might make him cry and scream for his mommy. We already agitated him. Ya I know I'm snooping to his level. But it's fun pissing crybaby sometimes. :O

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MaximumMike

37 Words. Coherency lost. Point proven.

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MaximumMike

Your breath is that bad is it?