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NSA Device – COTTONMOUTH-II

(TS//SI//REL) COTTONMOUTH-II (CM-II) is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) hardware Host Tap, which will provide a covert link over USB link into a target network. CM-II is intended to be operate with a long haul relay subsystem, which is co-located within the target equipment. Further integration is needed to turn this capability into a deployable system. (TS//SI//REL) CM-II will provide software persistence capability, “in-field” re-programmability, and covert communications with a host software implant over the USB. CM-II will also communicate with Data Network Technologies (DNT) software (STRAITBIZARRE) through a covert channel implemented on the USB, using this communication channel to
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Hardware Implant COTTONMOUTH-I

As we all know the NSA has many different tools that they use to spy on us. Today I will be writing about COTTONMOUTH-I, which is a USB hardware implant.   What It Is COTTONMOUTH-I is a hardware implant which can be placed in USB devices. COTTONMOUTH-I is only one of the hardware implants from the COTTONMOUTH family. The COTTONMOUTH family has hardware implants for USB and Ethernet connectors. COTTONMOUTH-I can provide a wireless bridge into a target network and it also has the ability to load exploited software onto target systems. When we think about hardware implants that the
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