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Black Hat Q&A: Understanding NSAs Quest to Open Source Ghidra
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tdsan
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7/5/2019 | 9:20:01 PM
It sounds like the walls are finally dropping and we are working together.
Initially, when NSA finds an exploit on the Internet or from their research, they keep that exploit to themselves and did not report it because they found something that could used as a cyber-weapon (reverse-engineering).

This is good that they are finally opening up their lines of communication to help address this cyber-security delimna (we are all on the same team). I will keep my fingers crossed and hope they do the right thing, but they have a track record of violating the public's trust - ThinThread, Trailblazer, Prism, Immersion, XKeyScore, Boundless Informant, Fascia, Dishfire, etc.
Initially referred to as EternalBluescreen because of the tendency to crash computers, EternalBlue was once a powerful weapon for counterterrorism and gathering intelligence for the NSA. Anonymous reports from former NSA operators suggest that analysts spent nearly a year working to find flaws in Microsoft's software and write code to target it, but never really considered warning Microsoft about it. However, the leak of EternalBlue to cybercriminals forced the NSA to admit it had known about the vulnerabilities. - Reference NSA involved in CyberAttacks

This was written in March 2019, another reason why the groups should be skeptical of NSA's history, as stated before, remain cautiously optimistic

Todd


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