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NSA Device – PHOTOANGLO

(TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) PHOTOANGLO is a joint NSA/GCHQ project to develop a new radar system to take the place of the CTX4000. (U) Capabilities (TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) The planned capabilities for this system are: • Frequency range: 1 – 2 GHz, which will be later extended to 1 – 4 GHz • Maximum bandwidth: 450 MHz. • Size: Small enough to fit into a slim briefcase. • Weight: Less than 10 lbs. • Maximum Output Power: 2W • Output: • Video • Transmit antenna • Inputs: • External oscillator • Receive antenna (U) Concept of Operation (TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) TS//SI//REL
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NSA Releases Incriminating Documents

On Christmas Eve the National Security Agency (NSA) released forty-eight PDF documents on their website that proves that they illegally spied on Americans. These documents were heavily redacted prior to release yet they still reveal the NSA’s wrongdoing. Four of the PDF documents are annual reports and the other forty-four are quarterly reports to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB). The forty-four quarterly reports were submitted from the fourth quarter of 2001 to the second quarter of 2013 and the four annual reports are consolidations of the relevant quarterly reports. The release of these documents was a response to an
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NSA Device – NIGHTWATCH

(TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) NIGHTWATCH is a portable computer with specialized, internal hardware designed to process progressive-scan (non-interlaced) VAGRANT signals. (U) Capability Summary (TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) The current implementation of NIGHTWATCH consists of a general-purpose PC inside of a shielded case. The PC has PCI digitizing and clock cards to provide the needed interface and accurate clocking required for video reconstruction. It also has: • horizontal sync, vertical sync and video outputs to drive an external, multi-sync monitor. • video output • spectral analysis up to 150 kHz to provide for indications of horizontal and vertical sync frequencies. • frame capture
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NSA Device – NIGHTSTAND

(TS//SI//REL) An active 802.11 wireless exploitation and injection tool for payload /exploit delivery into otherwise denied target space. NIGHTSTAND is typically used in operations where wired access to the target is not possible. (TS//SI//REL) NIGHTSTAND – Close Access Operations • Battlefield Tested • Windows Exploitation • Standalone System System Details • (U//FOUO) Standalone tool currently running on an x86 laptop loaded with Linux Fedora Core 3. • (TS//SI//REL) Exploitable Targets include Win2k, WinXP, WinXPSP1, WINXPSP2 running Internet Explorer versions 5.0-6.0. • (TS//SI//REL) NS packet injection can target one client or multiple targets on a wireless network. • (TS//SI//REL) Attack is
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NSA Device – NEBULA

(S//SI//FVEY) Multi-Protocol macro-class Network-In-a-Box (NIB) system. Leverages the existing Typhon GUI and supports GSM, UMTS, CDMA2000 applications. LTE capability currently under development. (S//SI//REL) Operational Restrictions exist for equipment deployment.   (S//SI//REL) Features: • Dual Carrier System • EGSM 900MHz • UMTS 2100MHz • CDMA2000 1900MHz • Macro-class Base station • 32+Km Range • Optional Battery Kits • Highly Mobile and Deployable • Integrated GPS, MS, & 802.11 • Voice & High-speed Dat (S//SI//REL) Advanced Features: • GPS — Supporting NEBULA applications • Designed to be self-configuring with security and encryption features • 802.11 — Supports high speed wireless LAN remote
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NSA Device – MONKEYCALENDAR

(TS//SI//REL) MONKEYCALENDAR is a software implant for GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) subscriber identity module (SIM) cards. This implant pulls geolocation information from a target handset and exfiltrates it to a user-defined phone number via short message service (SMS). (TS//SI//REL) Modern SIM cards (Phase 2+) have an application program interface known as the SIM Toolkit (STK). The STK has a suite of proactive commands that allow the SIM card to issue commands and make requests to the handset. MONKEYCALENDAR uses STK commands to retrieve location information and to exfiltrate data via SMS. After the MONKEYCALENDAR file is compiled, the
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NSA Device – MAESTRO-II

(TS//SI//REL) MAESTRO-II is a miniaturized digital core packaged in a Multi-Chip Module (MCM) to be used in implants with size constraining concealments. (TS//SI//REL) MAESTRO-II uses the TAO standard implant architecture. The architecture provides a robust, reconfigurable, standard digital platform resulting in a dramatic performance improvement over the obsolete HC12 microcontroller based designs. A development Printed Circuit Board (PCB) using packaged parts has been developed and is available as the standard platform. The MAESTRO-II Multi-Chip-Module (MCM) contain an ARM7 microcontroller, FPGA, Flash and SDRAM memories.   Status: Available — On The Shelf Unit Cost: $3-4K   Thank you for taking the
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NSA Device – LOUDAUTO

(TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) Audio-based RF retro-reflector. Provides room audio from targeted space using radar and basic post-processing. (U) Capabilities (TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) LOUDAUTO’s current design maximizes the gain of the microphone. This makes it extremely useful for picking up room audio. It can pick up speech at a standard, ofice volume from over 20′ away. (NOTE: Concealments may reduce this distance.) It uses very little power (~15 uA at 3.0 VDC), so little, in fact, that battery self-discharge is more of an issue for serviceable lifetime than the power draw from this unit. The simplicity of the design allows the
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NSA Device – JUNIORMINT

(TS//SI//REL) JUNIORMINT is a digital core packaged in both a mini Printed circuit Board (PCB), to be used in typical concealments, and a miniaturized Flip Chip Module (FCM), to be used in implants with size constraining concealments. (TS//SI//REL) JUNIORMINT uses the TAO standard implant architecture. The architecture provides a robust, reconfigurable, standard digital platform resulting in a dramatic performance improvement over the obsolete HC12 microcontroller based designs. A mini Printed Circuit Board (PCB) using packaged parts will be developed and will be available as the standard platform for applications requiring a digital core. The ultra-miniature Flip Chip Module (FCM) will
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NSA Device – HOWLERMONKEY

(TS//SI//REL) HOWLERMONKEY is a custom Short to Medium range implant RF Transceiver. It is used in conjunction with a digital core to provide a complete implant. (TS//SI//REL) HOWLERMONKEY is a COTS-based transceiver deigned to be compatible with CONJECTURE/SPECULATION networks and STRIKEZONE devices running a HOWLERMONKEY personality. PCB layouts are tailored to individual implant space requirements and can vary greatly in form factor.   Status: Available — Delivery 3 months Unit Cost: 40 units: $750/ each, 25 units: $1,000/ each   Thank you for taking the time to read this article! As always keep the faith! The NSA’s original documentation on
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