Rep. Ted Lieu Blames NSA For Unpatched Carrier Vulnerability That Allowed His Calls To Be Intercepted On '60 Minutes'

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Chris Droste

May 29, 2013
please; Piss off another 40 or so Senators so we can stop this B.S. with back door security/decryption crap; especially those who were trying to push state and federal anti-encryption legislature.


Feb 29, 2016
With the problem being in the SS7 system doesn't that mean that all phone calls are equally vulnerable. Even those on hard lines?


if you use a cordless phone even if used with a hard line the wireless transmission between the hand set and the reciver is still freedom of the airwaves and anyone can receive what you transmit

so anything at your house you do over wireless and is transmitting I can sit out side and recive and use - that's all there is to it just like a raido broadcast

BUT... I cant use it in any legal sense unless the wiretapping criteria is meet

''The kid next door can probably crack your WEP Wi-Fi encryption if he puts his mind to it. The neighbor across the street can purchase a radio scanner that can monitor your cordless phone transmissions''

now in my opinion the news guys who did this should be in violation of the law and can be prosecuted [and should be ] if one of the partys in the conversation did not agree to having that done [ part of the law] if one party agreed to it then its just too bad so sad for sen. tom ....

and why lawyers get paid the big money to twist all this around . in the end the damage was done and released - no taking that back



Jun 4, 2012
Jesus, Will Tom's ever stop NSA caused it click-bait articles?

This wasn't the NSA's fault, they didn't build the network. The carriers have been told about all sorts of flaws in their system. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why they don't want to fix it, it costs money. Until people care enough about security to change carriers or you force them through legislation it'll never get fixed.

How about reporting that the senator voted against a bill that would require a warrant to search a cell phone?
Oh wait I know why, because that doesn't fit the "It's all the NSA's fault" company line.


I hope that more "deciders" get their communications hacked; only then security will be taken seriously.
While NSA didn't build the network, they have not pushed to make communications more secure,either, despite their name (N Security A). As long as it suited their "spy on our own, spy on everyone" agenda, keeping mum about any and all security flaws was/is their de facto m.o.


Nov 1, 2010
now in my opinion the news guys who did this should be in violation of the law and can be prosecuted [and should be ] if one of the partys in the conversation did not agree to having that done [ part of the law] if one party agreed to it then its just too bad so sad for sen. tom ....
Uhh, seems to me that 60 Minutes and Sen. Lieu were working together to prove a point (despite how the dramatic title implies otherwise).


Apr 2, 2010
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