NSA spy

Even the use of special tips to remain anonymous online cannot help one remain unseen according to recent revelations. The NSA plans to release surveillance technology that will take the term surveillance to a whole new level. One of the ways that one could use to remain anonymous comes from Edward Snowden, one of the leaders of the NSA. In his quest to stop the government from tracking him online and stopping him from releasing more damaging information, he came up with tips to remain anonymous online. He invented the TOR software, which stands for the onion router. This software is known to those who are fans of the house of cards, in which one of the characters tried to use it to dig out dirt on another. But this is just a detour, as the main issue is the recent revelation of the groundbreaking move by the NSA.

 

NSa spy eye

 

Ryan Gallagher and his colleague Glenn Greenwald from the intercept report recently shocked the world with claims that the national security agency had plans to release groundbreaking surveillance technology. Now are many dangerous applications, but this technology could potentially infect millions of computers in the world, putting malware implants in them. According to the two, these implants will eliminate the need for manual hacks. They will open up computers to hacks on the mass scale, leaving the susceptible to automated systems that can access information from them. The two claimed the support infrastructure that will be involved in running these services will be out of the headquarters of the NSA. The Biggest USA Spy Center has its headquarters in fort Meade, Maryland. There will also be similar infrastructure running from the United Kingdom and Japan.

 

The report claims that originally, the implants targeted only a handful of computers. These were a few automated targets but enhancements have led to the growth of the system. There have been technological advancements in terms of automation and other changes in the structure. The system is codenamed TURBINE, and through it will now allow an implant to conduct surveillance of a large network of computers, a number that can reach millions. TURBINE does this by creating an automatic system that controls the implants in groups rather than individually.

 

Turbine virus

 

This revelation has added fire to the surveillance debate, and the NSA, as always, is at the center of it. Recently, one of the heads of the agency who is retiring soon sparked controversy when he said that the NSA could collect data on terrorists without having to go through the personal information of everyone.  TURBINE is also courting controversy on its own, though it remains to be seen whether it is true. A chief security officer in a Finnish security firm called F-secure called out the weaknesses and added problems that TURBINE brings. According to him, it opens up the millions of computers to danger through hacking by third parties. Other people that are not the national security agency can use this malware implant system to gain access to your computer, thus creating new vulnerabilities. He classifies it as wholesale infection and surveillance. This virus can also spread trough wireless network so we recommend to use cellphone jamming devices.