Un­cle Sam is watch­ing you

CRN - - SHADOW RAM -

Ever since the world­wide snoop­ing scan­dal of the United States’ Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency burst on the scene, Amer­i­can IT com­pa­nies are hav­ing a tough time de­fend­ing them­selves.

Af­ter re­ports sur­faced that se­cu­rity ven­dor RSA may have helped the NSA in its spy­ing by pro­vid­ing a back­door in its prod­ucts, most tech com­pa­nies of US ori­gin have come un­der the scan­ner of for­eign gov­ern­ments and cus­tomers.

Re­ports in the me­dia have al­leged that prod­ucts from com­pa­nies such as Cisco, Ju­niper, Dell, Huwaei, Western Dig­i­tal, Sea­gate and Ap­ple could have been hacked into and com­pro­mised by the NSA.

It is even be­ing said that sev­eral PCs could have been bugged by the NSA at the BIOS level to help them mon­i­tor and track the ac­tiv­ity of users with­out be­ing vis­i­ble to the an­tivirus.

Many ven­dors have ex­pressed con­cern about the NSA spy­ing scan­dal be­cause they be­lieve that it could im­pact their busi­ness in other coun­tries which will now be cagey of buy­ing their prod­ucts as it could com­pro­mise their na­tional se­cu­rity.

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