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Video: NSA can hack your home Wi-Fi network from 8 miles away

Boy Genius Report  |  December 30, 2013

This week began with a massive report detailing the NSA’s extensive spy operations in the United States, but the revelations didn’t end there. Jacob Applebaum, co-author of the original Der Spiegel report, took the stage at the 30th annual Chaos Communication Congress to discuss the specifics of the operations even further, including the existence of a device called “NIGHTSTAND,” which has the ability to infect a wireless network “from as far as eight miles under ideal circumstances.” Use of the device is employed by the NSA when a wired connection cannot be established. The leaked document also states that an attack by the device “is undetectable by the user.” Applebaum says that he has heard of instances where the NSA

This week began with a massive report detailing the NSA's extensive spy operations in the United States, but the revelations didn't end there. Jacob Applebaum, co-author of the original Der Spiegel report, took the stage at the 30th annual Chaos Communication Congress to discuss the specifics of the operations even further, including the existence of a device called "NIGHTSTAND," which has the ability to infect a wireless network "from as far as eight miles under ideal circumstances." Use of the device is employed by the NSA when a wired connection cannot be established. The leaked document also states that an attack by the device "is undetectable by the user." ...