EBSR: NSA Exploit of the Day
Today’s item from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog:
(S//SI//REL) Multi-purpose, Pico class, tri-band active GSM base station with internal 802.11/GPS/handset capability.
(S//SI//REL) Operational Restrictions exist for equipment deployment.
- LxT Model: 900/1800/1900MHz
- LxU Model: 850/1800/1900MHz
- Pico-class (1Watt) Base station
- Optional Battery Kits
- Highly Mobile and Deployable
- Integrated GPS, MS, & 802.11
- Voice & High-speed Data
- SMS Capability
- 1.9″H x 8.6″W x 6.3″D
- Approximately 3 lbs
- Actively cooled for extreme environments
(S//SI//REL) EBSR System Kit:
- EBSR System
- AC/DC power converter
- Antenna to support MS, GPS, WIFI, & RF
- LAN, RF, & USB cables
- Pelican Case
- (Field Kit only) Control Laptop and Accessories
(S//SI//REL) Separately Priced Options:
- 90 WH LiIon Battery Kit
(S//SI//REL) Base Station Router Platform:
- Multiple BSR units can be interconnected to form a macro network using 802.3 and 802.11 back-haul.
- Supports Landshark/Candygram capabilities.
Unit Cost: $40K
Page, with graphics, is here. General information about TAO and the catalog is here.
In the comments, feel free to discuss how the exploit works, how we might detect it, how it has probably been improved since the catalog entry in 2008, and so on.
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