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    Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Hello,

    Does this malware apply to Ubuntu machines? https://firstlook.org/theintercept/a...uters-malware/

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    I think it depends more on what applications you are using and what websites you are visiting.
    If for example you use a proprietary software on Linux, like Skype, and browsing a website like Facebook, then I guess you can't be really sure if you are being spied on or not.

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    I make the assumption that I am being spied on.

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    I make the assumption that I am being spied on.
    Yeah I am the kind of person who would moon the survilence cameras just because I know someone is watching.

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Yah I'm pretty sure one of the documents Snowden leaked was a memo from an NSA analyst that said "Aw snap! This guy's got Linux, man. Our giant spy agency funded by gazillions of dollars has been foiled again by those meddling linux kids "
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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    They're good. They certainly can.

    Now please don't let this thread drift into politics and make us close it.

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    They're good. They certainly can.
    Agree and know they will be a little bored watching me.
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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Watching a boring old guy like me would be a good way to torture their newbies.

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    Re: Can the NSA Malware hack Ubuntu/Linux machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Watching a boring old guy like me would be a good way to torture their newbies.
    Oh, I don't know - I think making a comparison with you and the OP interesting - still it may not always remain that way!

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    OP, Please click this

    We need to get a picture of you for our records.

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