The Complete Guide To How The NSA Hacked Everything

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days ago we observed the latest disclosure in the seemingly endless Snowden treasure trove of leaked NSA files, when Spiegel released the broad details of the NSA's Access Network Technology (ANT) catalog explaining how virtually every hardware architecture in the world has been hacked by the US superspies. We followed up with a close up of "Dropout Jeep" - the NSA's project codename for backdoor entry into every iPhone ever handed out to the Apple Borg collective (because it makes you look cool). Today, we step back from Apple and release the full ANT catalog showcasing the blueprints of how the NSA managed to insert a backdoor into virtually every piece of hardware known under the sun.

And so, without further ado, here is the complete slidebook of how the NSA hacked, well, everything.

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gmrpeabody's picture

So, they already know what's inside my box of CrackerJacks...?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Names and addresses of all the liars, spies, thieves and scum please.


ZerOhead's picture

"... the NSA managed to insert a backdoor into virtually every piece of hardware known under the sun."


Except the iCamel ironically... the favorite mode of transportation for Al Qaeda militants everywhere. Apparently the planned "backdoor" instalation procedure could not find enough field operatives with extremely long arms...

fonestar's picture

I don't know if I would call any of this "hacking".  All they did was went to the developers of these companies and worked with them from the start to gain access.  Seems like the NSA is a bunch of script-kiddies, not hackers.

knukles's picture

Of all the information sources before encryption, the NSA had to barge in here.

Guys, I been telling ya for years.
If it's connected to the ether-space, they own it.

Another Conspiracy Theory shot to shit, to Conspiracy Fact.

To all you Doubting Thomas's out there, like my buds told me, they front and back end run everything. pre and post encryption... and then decrypt  the rest at their leisure.
Been sayin' that for years.

nmewn's picture

Its not paranoia if they really are spying on you.

I'll leave the obvious underlying BitStory on this alone...but they've never been able to bug my precious ;-)

fonestar's picture

Using hyperspectral imaging your stash of shiny metals can be easily discovered.  

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Only defense against all powerful government is incompetence of same.

nmewn's picture

ROTFL!!!...they may be just looking at my stash of lead.

Furthermore, can they just "teleport" it into their BitWallet off the lake & swamp bottoms through the ether like your digitized crap or do they actually have to bust a move on it? ;-)

fonestar's picture

Lead is easily distinguished from gold and silver, this is not new technology.  And Bitcoin is much more easily transported (smuggled) than physical gold and silver.

nmewn's picture

That is a flaw as well as a feature fonestar, depending on the circumstances.

Just ask the people in Cyprus.

inca's picture

30c3: To Protect And Infect,
-“The Militarization of the Internet”

Video+more here:

Race Car Driver's picture

It was always military. All those AOL disks in everyone's mailbox just got folks confused.

Imagine being on a farm. And being in a cage. And thinking about tomorrow. And being in a cage. And thinking about tomorrow. And being in a cage. And thinking about tomorrow.

But never really pondering the role of the farmer.

Rusty Shorts's picture

 Siri spelled backwards is iris (eye)= illuminati bullshit.


Illimunati spelled backwards is itanumilli = www.itanimilli (dot) com...put that in your brower and wait for it, wait, yup, it's the NSA website.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

A fellow by the name of John Fenley of Provo, Utah purchased the domain and purposely redirects it to the NSA homepage. Come on, this is old news and not nefarious. Plus you spelled your link incorrectly. Happy New Year!

Rusty Shorts's picture

LOL, burrp, Cheers and a Happy New Year!!!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Three name I enjoy; John, Fenley, and Provo.

Rusty Shorts's picture
Defcon 18 - Practical Cellphone Spying - Chris Paget -

GeezerGeek's picture

Does one go there to turn oneself in? Can you reserve a spot in a nearby FEMA camp on that site? Can I call in a drone strike on myself there?

Go there at your own risk.

Hulk's picture

Howd you know my name is Thomas ???

StychoKiller's picture

Time to upgrade the ol' Commodore-C64.  Should they bother to listen in, they'll die from old age before the C64 is done transmitting! :>D

Guess these jokers never saw/read "The Anderson Tapes"

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

I question why they release this. First, as you can tell fonestar, this is all 5 years old, and seems to be their basic hack'n'stack tools. Second, this is all basic IP redirect tools that have been seen, only people outside of IT would be surprised to hear of it's existance. I still think Snowden is part of some larger plan, and the leaks are more of a probe to see what people will get outraged about. From my experience with my family, who I have explained how this was happening for years and was labeled a "nutjob," just shrugged it off. Fantasy football anyone?

fonestar's picture

I am not sure myself whether Snowden is the real deal or a perception management tool towards a total police state.  But it does seem that the majority of people do not care, or at least have not altered their behaviour in light of these revelations.

Papasmurf's picture

Seems like the NSA is a bunch of script-kiddies, not hackers.

You're clueless. 

fonestar's picture

Refute a single thing I have said.  What did the NSA hack?

NidStyles's picture

Most hacking is done face to face and with the other person clueless about who the actual mark is. At this point we no idea who the mark is.

doctor10's picture

Like the man said, if you enter a poker game and you don’t see a sucker, get up and leave – you’re it.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

What man is say that??

Side bar: No 20000+ Asia "women" is tantalize Boris! Please to go away! Click to make ad go away but is only come in more!

ForTheWorld's picture

That's not hacking. That's called social engineering.

TheReplacement's picture

Social engineering is hacking.  It is the ballsiest kind - face to face, per se.

tmosley's picture

Is it really social engineering when thugs with badges show up and tell you to give them access and that if you don't they'll railroad you on kiddie porn possession? 

CH1's picture

No, that's a mobster shakedown.

The companies were supposed to close up shop rather than sell out their customers. The owners of those companies are lying assholes. Gutless degenerates.

Levar Levison did it the honorable way.

gmrpeabody's picture

Now that I'd like to see...,

some NSA dude reaching inside the backdoor of a camel.

lotsoffun's picture

know your camels.  and remember who the 'bedouins' became.  this is a lot of fun for you guys!!  happy new years. and the article is incorrect actually, it's not the pebbles preventing anything, it's the later irritation causing mis-carriage. best i could find on the internet.

Modern IUD was created by Ernest Graftenberg in the early 1960’s. However, back in the days Arab Bedouins used first IUDs on their camels. For the camel not to get pregnant on the long journey across the desert, they used to place pebbles into camels uterus, thus making it difficult for the sperm to reach an egg.

knukles's picture

The English back in the days of old when they owned most of the world learned of goat intestine being used and prophylactics.  Their improvement was to remove the intestine from the goat before use.

Harbanger's picture

Screwin a dead goat is even worse. No?

varnelius's picture

You can't beat a dead horse, but you can...

Oh, oops.  Nevermind.

Dr. Destructo's picture

Depends on the alternative.

What are my options?

disabledvet's picture

what if this a lie? or worse..."just a pile of bullshit that everyone is doing right now but we're just gonna single out the NSA for some stupid reason."

knukles's picture

If its connected to the ether....

ZerOhead's picture

Perhaps it's time to install a hand-operated emergency ejector seat in case I come down with a bad case of 'Boston Brakes'...

Hulk's picture

Even a 71 Dodge Dart, where the road can be seen between your feet ???

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zerozulu's picture

Nothing to worry about. All super powers have done same thing before collapsing. How long $ can hold its breath when water is far above the head is question to ponder about.

disabledvet's picture

well...let's see what our Super Hero's are up to so that we might be saved somehow/someway:

Rentier's picture

Only looks like they hacked server BIOS and other commercial appliances (Cisco).  Not desktop boxes.

Papasmurf's picture

Only looks like they hacked server BIOS and other commercial appliances (Cisco).  Not desktop boxes.

Your data flows through servers.  The server is an efficient gathering point for your communications.

D7z's picture

30c3 stream with applebaum, about this document and explaining it, kinda must see to believe how far they might be...