Hackers’ code-free exploit: pretend to be cops

A padlocked barn door. The rusty padlock is emblazoned with a toy ‘Junior Police’ badge. Its hasp has been severed and a light-flare is shining through the severed portion. The barn door has been superimposed with a Matrix ‘waterfall’ effect.” Image: Paulo Valdivieso (modified) https://www.flickr.com/photos/p_valdivieso/42906748201/ CC BY-SA 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Back in 1994, Bill Clinton signed CALEA into law, mandating that all switches capable of carrying voice-traffic include a “lawful interception” backdoor that would let cops listen in on phone calls without having to actually physically access the switch itself.



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