An amendment to the Defense Dept. spending bill prohibits funding for installation of security vulnerabilities in US-made tech equipment.
NSA documents reveal the agency is allegedly receiving or intercepting routers, servers, and other computer network devices to embed surveillance tools before international export.
Spy agency uses covert channel of radio waves to access and alter data on non-Internet-connected computers, the New York Times reports.
Based on internal NSA documents, Der Spiegel reveals that the spy agency planted backdoors to access computers, hard drives, routers, and other devices from companies such as Cisco, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung.
All those in the orbit of the NSA are looking for cover in the wake of the revelations about what might be called the excesses of the spy agency.
Earlier court order requiring a Wisconsin suspect in underage porn case to decrypt his hard drives for the FBI by the end of the day Tuesday -- or face contempt of court -- has been lifted.
Seagate has offered to buy the idle Solyndra plant in California, though the price is well below what it cost to build the facility, according to a report.
New NAS device from Seagate
The impenetrable Maxtor Black Armor is the Fort Knox of external hard drives, but the added security comes at a hefty price tag. This device might appeal to those who need the most protection possible, but the competition offers more space for less money.
The Black Armor's No. 1 concern is data security. Like a little digital lockbox, everything inside the hard drive is protected by 128 bit government grade encryption that's built into the hardware itself, rendering the drive useless in the wrong hand