QNu | Proactively Quantum

The Intelligence Coup of the Century

The biggest news of 2020 has scared the world, For decades the CIA read and encrypted communications of allies and adversaries. It was a shocking revelation after 60 years. Here we decode the highlights of Crypto AG devices.

Highlights of the revelation-
  • Crypto AG is a Swiss firm and started manufacturing encryptors in 1940. Later the company was brought by the CIA in 1951
  • Crypto AG started selling encryption devices and systems around the world. Almost every country in the world from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe used them. Only countries that did not buy were Russia and China
  • Crypto AG sold devices to Miltary, Governments and Private companies as well
  • CIA almost secretly listened to all the communications that used the Crypto devices
  • Hence they could listen to information ranging from the Vatican to Iran
  • It was likely deceptive key-generation methods that resulted in targets generating weak keys. One of the way of doing this could be by reducing the entropy of the random number generator
  • It was likely deceptive key-generation methods that resulted in targets generating weak keys. One of the way of doing this could be by reducing the entropy of the random number generator.

The Intelligence Coup of the century

The biggest news of 2020 has scared the world, For decades the CIA read and encrypted communications of allies and adversaries. It was a shocking revelation after 60 years. Here we decode the highlights of Crypto AG devices.

Highlights of the revelation-
  • Crypto AG is a Swiss firm and started manufacturing encryptors in 1940. Later the company was brought by the CIA in 1951.
  • Crypto AG started selling encryption devices and systems around the world. Almost every country in the world from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Only countries that did not buy were Russia and China.
  • Crypto AG sold devices to Miltary, Governments and Private companies as well.
  • CIA almost secretly listened to all the communications that used the Crypto devices.
  • Hence they could listen to information ranging from the Vatican to Iran.
  • It was likely deceptive key-generation methods that resulted in targets generating weak keys. One of the way of doing this could be by reducing the entropy of the random number generator