Gallery: These are the 10 US government agencies with the largest darknet footprint

Posted by  $  nickursis 9 months, 1 week ago to Technology
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Interesting little discussion, which may explain how Snowden, and the great email hack, and all the other "leaks" may occur, when you are exposed as this.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 9 months, 1 week ago
    Quantum computing will solve this problem but the biggest concern after that is then Our encryptions will be transparent as glass to those quantum "De-encryption" programs.
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  • Posted by jdg 9 months, 1 week ago
    This is a problem that will be solved when it hurts people enough to make it worth somebody's while to solve it. The private sector will likely get there first, because it's more vulnerable to being sued if it screws up than most government agencies.

    Your mention of Snowden, though, doesn't make any sense. He didn't hack anybody's systems; rather, he used his insider access at NSA to take out and expose some details on the surveillance it conducts against all of us. So the only vulnerabilities relevant to his actions are the ones whose misuse he exposed.
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    • Posted by  $  9 months, 1 week ago
      Snowden got his information out, which is part of the vulnerability assessment, you should have things in place so no one can toss in a flash drive and download all the stuff you want and walk out with it. Remember also the mega tons of information Wikileaks tossed out, and they got it from somewhere, either a deliverae or accidental breach in a system, and someone carted away a ton of stuff. China has also been in everybody's underwear, and they have copied many of the US's weapons and systems, not to mention cloned many commercial pieces of equipment, and snagged research they then can build on, meaning we paid to put them ahead....
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