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NSA knew about Juniper backdoors and kept quiet about them

December 24, 2015 - Uncategorized

Last week, network hardware manufacturer Juniper revealed that it had found unauthorized code in its system firmware that made it possible for hackers to gain administrative access to its devices. It’s possible that the firmware has been vulnerable for years. The Intercept has released a top secret document, shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which shows that the NSA was aware of vulnerabilities in Juniper products since 2011. It also reveals that the British intelligence agency GCHQ was able to exploit these flaws in 13 different Juniper products. While the document doesn’t establish a clear link between the NSA, the GCHQ…

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