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  • For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

    02/12/2020 12:18:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    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 U.S. troops during World War II. SNIP 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...
  • The intelligence coup of the century

    02/11/2020 11:37:48 AM PST · by posterchild · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    or 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 U.S. 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,...