NSA secretly cracked Internet encryptions

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Edward Snowden

ProPublica, The New York Times and The Guardian have published a story on secret documents that demonstrate the NSA has hacked into computers and broken common encryptions to read multiples types of information online.

The documents, provided by Edward Snowden, demonstrate that the NSA cracked encryptions for global banking systems, medical records, emails, Internet searches and Internet chats.

The NSA had asked for a “back door” into encryptions in the 1990s and been turned down, so it employed “superfast computers” to break encryptions and access data, the story says.

See the story at ProPublica.