Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Did You Order a Computer or Router? Was Delivery Late?

Then the chances are that the NSA diverted it and installed spyware.
Take, for example, when they intercept shipping deliveries. If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related accessories, for example, TAO can divert the shipping delivery to its own secret workshops. The NSA calls this method interdiction. At these so-called "load stations," agents carefully open the package in order to load malware onto the electronics, or even install hardware components that can provide backdoor access for the intelligence agencies. All subsequent steps can then be conducted from the comfort of a remote computer.

These minor disruptions in the parcel shipping business rank among the "most productive operations" conducted by the NSA hackers, one top secret document relates in enthusiastic terms. This method, the presentation continues, allows TAO to obtain access to networks "around the world."
Also, don't send error reports to Microsoft. The NSA is watching them in order to get clues on what people are doing.

If you want a new computer, your better choice is to go to a big store and buy one off the shelf. Or go to a parts store and get the parts you need to build your own. If you buy one over the Internet, you'll never know if the NSA has decided to fuck with you, just because they can. (And don't order from the NSA's catalog.)

And if you're a foreign national and you order computer equipment of any kind from an American supplier, well, you're just asking for the NSA to spy on you.

1 comment:

FrankC said...

If this is true, then getting an updated BIOS for your PC or an updated OS for your router will open you up to increased surveillance.