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Applause to the CIA - andrew_o - 02-20-2020

Quote:For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret.
The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for US troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software.
The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican.
But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/119462712/germanus-spies-owned-encryption-company-used-by-allies-and-adversaries

LOL


RE: Applause to the CIA - mason - 02-20-2020

That's true?! Always thought it was just a conspiracy (nut) theory. Makes me wonder what other conspiracy theories I wrote off as improbable conclusions based on faulty logic will turn out to be true.


RE: Applause to the CIA - andrew_o - 02-21-2020

They actually did it.