Sunday, February 15, 2009

NSA Offers "Billions" TO Spy On Skype

Via Mark Crispin Miller's "News From Underground.":
NSA offering ‘billions’ for Skype eavesdrop solution
Posted by mcm, February 15, 2009
An industry source disclosed that America’s supersecret National Security
Agency (NSA) is offering “billions” to any firm which can offer reliable eavesdropping on Skype IM and voice traffic.

The spybiz exec, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed that Skype continues to be a major problem for government listening agencies, spooks and police. This was already thought to be the case, following requests from German authorities for special intercept/bugging powers to help them deal with Skype-loving malefactors. Britain’s GCHQ has also stated that it has severe problems intercepting VoIP and internet communication in general.
“They are saying to the industry, you get us into Skype and we will make you a very rich company,” said the industry source, adding that the obscure encryption used by the P2Pware is believed to change frequently as part of software updates.
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Jooc*: Is this happening on St. Barry's watch?


*(Jooc = "Just out of curiosity")

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