Is anyone honestly surprised by this revelation? Let us not forget the photographs provided back during the Prism discussions of NSA employees opening Cisco hardware boxes, altering firmware and repackaging devices. Regardless one which side of the Snowden debate you find yourself, I think we can all agree that vulnerabilities and backdoors create weaknesses in products and services, despite the best or worst intentions of the people who placed them there.
This is interesting speculation by Snowden on the NSA hack, especially given Russia’s role in keeping him away from the hands of US officials.
This is an intriguing new chapter in the Edward Snowden saga and the potential data captured and leveraged by the federal government. This article speaks specifically to the value of access to cryptographic keys that secure SIM cards and what that means to privacy.
I must say that I am very intrigued by this conversation. These are two interesting security dynamics.