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Global networking giant Cisco has expressed grave reservations about several aspects of the Federal Government's proposed encryption bill, with the creation of backdoors one of its major concerns.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:52

Ex-NSA hacker gets 5½ years for taking exploits home

A former member of the NSA's elite Tailored Access Operations unit has been sentenced to 5½ years in jail, followed by three years of supervised release, for what the US Justice Department has characterised as "willfull retention of classified national defence information".

Published in Security

An NSA worker, who took huge amounts of classified material home and was arrested in December last year over this, forced the organisation to drop a number of "important initiatives at great economic and operational cost", the former director of the spy agency says.

Published in Security
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