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Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Recently Released NSA Reverse Engineering Tool “Ghidra”

Earlier this month, NSA open-sourced Ghidra – its reverse engineering tool. Right after its release, researchers began discovering bugs in the tool. One such critical Ghidra vulnerability can even lead to remote code execution.


The NSA may end its controversial phone data surveillance program

The National Security Agency may shut down a controversial program that vacuums up hundreds of millions of call and text message records. A senior Republican aide who appeared on a Lawfare blog podcast said the Trump administration had let the program stagnate in recent months and was considering en


NSA Quietly Shuts Down Mass Cell Phone Spying Program Exposed by Edward Snowden

You could read anyone’s email in the world, anybody you’ve got an email address for. Any website: You can watch traffic to and from it. Any computer that an individual sits at: You can watch it. Any laptop that you’re tracking: you can follow it as it moves from place to place throughout the world.


$90k National Security Agency Grant Funds UTEP Summer Language Program

The National Security Agency awarded a $90,000 grant to The University of Texas at El Paso’s Maissa Khatib, Ph.D., clinical associate in the Women’s and Gender Studies program and director of the Department of Languages and Linguistics’ Arabic Program, for “Local to Global: STARTALK 2019.”


The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

You can't use Ghidra to hack devices; it's instead a reverse engineering platform used to take "compiled," deployed software and "decompile" it. In other words, it transforms the ones and zeros that computers understand back into a human-readable structure, logic, and set of commands that reveals wh


Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued

The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an episode of the Lawfare podcast with “senior Republic


House aide: NSA has shut down phone call record surveillance

The most controversial National Security Agency surveillance program, originally exposed by documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has apparently ended quietly, according to the National Security Advisor to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In a discussion recorded


Congress Has a Chance to Finally End the NSA’s Mass Telephone Records Program

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a major story reporting that the NSA has stopped using the authority to run its massive, ongoing surveillance of Americans’ telephone records. After years of fighting mass surveillance of telephone records, the story may make our jobs easier: NSA has


The NSA stopped collecting bulk phone data, and nothing bad happened

Civil liberties activists have long argued that bulk collection of Americans’ phone records doesn’t make us any safer. Now, we’ve got pretty clear evidence that’s the case.


Nearly 40 advocacy groups press lawmakers over NSA call records program

Nearly 40 civil rights and civil liberties groups on Monday pressed lawmakers to end the controversial National Security Agency (NSA) call records program and look into whether the government is abusing its other broad surveillance authorities.


HP MSA 2040 Seperating VMDK storage from NSA (iSCSI) storage

I present storage from my 2040 to my esxi hosts - they then mount it as a datastore. I then build VMs on that datastore. The local disks on that datastore are vmdk local storage. (For example the C: is a vmdk)


NSA to Honor Navy Chief Petty Officer Killed in Syria

Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent on Thursday will become the third woman to have her name added to the National Security Agency's National Cryptologic Memorial, which honors cryptologists killed in the line of duty, according to agency officials.


NSA has halted a counterterrorism program relying on phone records amid doubts about its utility

The National Security Agency has halted a counterterrorism program that relied on U.S. telecom carriers to turn over records of domestic calls and text messages so analysts could scrutinize them for clues, according to individuals familiar with the matter and a senior GOP congressional aide.


Huawei: U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying -- This Has Nothing To Do With China

When it comes to high-stakes national security brinksmanship, it’s clear that attack is the best form of defense. At the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this week, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping used his keynote speech on Tuesday to remind the world about the U.S.’s own cybersecurity c


NSA-Cyber Command Chief Recommends No Split Until 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — The commander of the nation’s top military cybersecurity organizations, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has recommended they split from each other next year, Defense One has confirmed. That’s another delay for an organizational change first planned for in 2016 an


NSA’s top policy advisor: It’s time to start putting teeth in cyber deterrence

At an industry event in Hanover, Maryland last week, former National Security Council cybersecurity policy coordinator and acting Homeland Security Advisor Rob Joyce—now back at the National Security Agency as senior advisor to NSA Director General Paul Nakasone—warned that the US government needs t


NSA no longer spying on phone records of US citizens, legislation may not be renewed

The NSA spying program to analyse logs of the domestic calls and texts of US citizens is reportedly no longer in use, and the legislation which made it legal may not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year.


Yatron Ransomware Plans to Spread Using EternalBlue NSA Exploits

A new Ransomware-as-a-Service called Yatron is being promoted on Twitter that plans on using the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits to spread to other computer on a network. This ransomware will also attempt to delete encrypted files if a payment has not been made in 72 hours.


KT names Ericsson as NSA 5G supplier

KT, the second largest mobile operator in South Korea, announced Ericsson as a key supplier of 5G network equipment, with nationwide commercial service expected to launch early next month.


Former NSA Cyber Leader Now Leads Security For Fortinet

Phil Quade spent 34 years at the National Security Agency, rising to the role of Director, Cyber Task Force, and Special Assistant to the NSA Director for Cyber. In that role, he dealt with some of the worst actors in the cyber crime world. Upon retiring from the agency, he moved to the private sect