US spooks avoid “back door” questions
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Er...um... Huawei?

A US politician is asking the National Security Agency (NSA) about its implementation of back doors in technology products that let spooks spy on network traffic.

FBI and NSA reveal Russia’s Linux malware
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Been developed and deployed

The FBI and NSA have published a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia's military hackers.

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10
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Spotted by the NSA

Microsoft has patched a serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows.

The National Security Agency gets cybersecurity directorate
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Wants to spruce up cyberwar efforts.

The National Security Agency will create a cybersecurity directorate later this year as part of a wider effort to align the agency's offensive and defensive operations more closely, US officials said.

Chinese spooks using NSA hacking tools
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Thanks for the development work guys

Chinese spooks nicked National Security Agency hacking tools and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia.

NSA wants to abandon phone spy programme
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Too much like hard work

The National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a surveillance programme that collects information about US phone calls and text messages.

Intel warned Chinese about Spectre and Meltdown before the Americans
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US spooks read about it in the tech press


Chipzilla warned specific customers, including Chinese tech firms, of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws before notifying the US government.

Intel Management Engine turned over, thanks to NSA
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Researchers hack Intel's back door 


A team of insecurity experts from Positive Technologies has found a way to disable the Intel Management Engine (ME) thanks to the NSA.

Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry
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Spy agency stuffed up 


Software King of the World Microsoft has blamed the US spook agency, the National Security Agency, for the Wannacry disaster.

NSA confirms the Russian hackers were gaming the US election
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Wikileaks were allies

The leader of the National Security Agency (NSA) says there shouldn't be "any doubt in anybody's mind" that there was a conscious effort by “a nation-state” to sway the result of the 2016 presidential election.