[cryptography] NSA cracking UN videoconference - worried?

Natanael natanael.l at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 06:08:50 EDT 2013


Elsewhere it has been speculated that they got access to the VPN they used.

2013/8/27  <pjklauser at gmail.com>:
> Dear Cryptographers,
>
> The article on "UN video-conference spying allegations" (
> http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/25/nsa-bugged-u-n-headquarters.
> html ) claims:
>
> "In the summer of 2012, NSA experts succeeded in getting into the U.N. video
> conferencing system and cracking its coding system, according one of the
> documents cited by Der Spiegel."
>
> Does anyone know what the "coding system", details about the exploit, or
> whether this latest revelation has any cryptographic significance? Or is
> this just a case of breaking through walls and stealing keys in cyberspace.
>
> - Peter Klauser
>
>
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