In other words, increasingly, the NSA is reading your email and everything you type in your IM client — and in real time, that is to say there is no delay in the timeliness of the information, the underwear drawer snoopers have the ability to read your IMs as you type them.
"Certain privacy/full session SSL email hosting services have been purchased/changed operational control by NSA and affiliates within the past few months, through private intermediary entities," notes Cryptome.
Hushmail: now fully owned by private entity NSA affiliate; has had informal
relationship with NSA for a number of years that effectively provided NSA with
real time access to Hushmail's hosting servers.
Safe-mail.net: Israeli-based, ironically privately lauded by
NSA and US military several years ago for its sound implementation of SendMail
with SSL webmail GUI frontend. Now provides mail server info to NSA in real
Guardster.com (SSH/SSL proxy): NSA contractors have "bought"
full access rights to Guardster servers a few days ago. Separate but related:
facilitated port sniffing of hosting servers at Everyones Internet, on NSA
affiliates' behalf, has been ongoing for a number of months now.
Geekspeak aside, what this means is that the NSA is buying up key
technology in an effort to snoop you even more closely. If this trend continues,
we may as well call the internet the NSAnet.
Moreover, according to Cryptome's research, if you own "security" software produced by Zone Alarm, Symantec, and MacAfee, you are in essence throwing out a welcome mat for the NSA and its bevy of underwear drawer sniffing goons. "All facilitate Microsoft's NSA-controlled remote admin access via IP/TCP ports 1024 through 1030," and without a "security flag," that it to say you will be none the wiser.