Do you think you have zero privacy in this modern tech world? You are wrong. In fact you have less than zero
privacy. We are all aware of the NSA surveillance program to spy on you. Before the world could come out of that shock, Russian researchers expose yet another US spying program that will shock you forever.
NSA Spying Is In Built
Behold the shocking revelation by Kaspersky Lab that NSA had embedded spywares into the hard drives of computers used by billions of people all over the world. Deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. NSA is living all around you. It can automatically switch on the webcams in your computer without you being aware. It has access to all your data in your laptop. Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and activists, Kaspersky said. [source]
How They Do It?
Every computer, smart phone will have to use hard drives from OEM companies like Sea Gate, Western Digital etc. According to Kaspersky, NSA figured out how to lodge malicious software in the obscure code called firmware that launches every time a computer is turned on. Disk drive firmware is viewed by spies and cybersecurity experts as the second-most valuable real estate on a PC for a hacker, second only to the BIOS code invoked automatically as a computer boots up.
“The hardware will be able to infect the computer over and over,” lead Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu said in an interview.If a company wants to sell products to the Pentagon or another sensitive U.S. agency, the government can request a security audit to make sure the source code is safe. These agencies get their hands on the course code like this and in other ways and figure out how to plant spyware in firmware.
Folks your privacy has standing in today’s spying age. It is obvious that privacy as a right is a laughing stock.
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