If you are thinking that keeping a password on your Wi-Fi will prevent it from getting hacked, then you should think again as the hackers around may breach your Wi-Fi anytime. The Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg which held this weekend got a surprising news about the NSA’s surveillance capabilities. Speaking on Chaos Communication Congress, security researcher Jacob Appelbaum revealed that NSA’s surveillance has a device which can hack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away. He even said that the exploits could be delivered by drone, but concluded that it would be simpler and possibly more discrete to use an unmarked van would likely be more practical. For those who are not familiar with this security researcher, then you must know that Appelbaum is the is the author of the Der Spiegel article which first revealed the NSA’s catalog.
While the catalog in question dates from 2007, Appelbaum believes that these tactics are still used by NSA as they didn’t improved since then. One case involved was how the Julian Assange’s at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London received welcome messages from a Ugandan telephone company. However, the messages turned out to be coming from a foreign base station device installed on the roof as the suspect had forgotten to format the device during the operation in Uganda. Check out the video below to know more about the Appelbaum’s finding on NSA”s catalog. Stay tuned for more updates.
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