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Re: [coldwarcomms] Re: MW Security

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  • long-lines@att.net
    Anyone have the inside scoop on Oak Hill ? c.
    Message 1 of 50 , Oct 4, 2002
      Anyone have the inside scoop on Oak Hill ?

      c.
      > On Tue, 17 Sep 2002 01:15:05 -0000, "ozob99" <ozob99@...> wrote:
      >
      > >--- In coldwarcomms@y..., mwj116@p... wrote:
      > >> I don't have time to look back through my records, but this topic
      > >> was rather thoroughly discussed on this group a while back (maybe
      > >> a couple of years).
      > >>
      > >> The NSA supplied (and required) AT&T (and maybe the other
      > >> carriers) with crypto gear for their microwave links in the northeast
      > >> corridor (and maybe other areas as well) to secure them from
      > >> known Soviet attempts at interception. The Soviets are believed to
      > >> have had facilities to do so in their NY (UN), and DC embassies,
      > >> the consulate in San Francisco, and their retreat on Long Island.
      > >>
      > >> Part of the discussion centered on whether NSA had a back door
      > >> into those crypto units to intercept domestic traffic, or if there was
      > >> any vulnerability into snooping by third parties (such as an Israeli
      > >> purveyor of such gear).
      > >>
      > >> If I get time (which is unfortunately unlikely) I'll try to pull out
      > >some
      > >> of the archived messages on this topic...or if anyone with a better
      > >> memory than I can lend more details.
      > >>
      > >> Mike
      > >>
      > >> Mike Jacobs, N3MJ
      > >> Antenna and RF Engineering Laboratory
      > >> Penn State University
      > >> State College, PA
      > >
      > >That was the "LADNER" scheme..see posts 1155,1157..or search archives
      > >with the term.
      >
      > In my old AT&T MW site visits I've come across some AT&T encryption
      > gear that I'm curious if anyone knows the use for. The stickers on
      > them always state for future use (obviously not) but the equipment
      > looks like it isn't too old. Here's an image:
      >
      > It's about 200k+ so give it a minute.
      >
      > http://teiren.home.attbi.com/images/Bernal_Heights_020.jpg
      >
      > I've got other pictures if anyone needs a closer view. I've only come
      > across these at two sites both of which are rather significant sites
      > (Oak Hill, San Jose, CA & Bernal Heights, San Francisco). Oak Hill is
      > what I believe to be hardened and Bernal could be too. I'm not quite
      > sure what constitutes "hardened."
      >
      > -Wayne
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • ozob99
      More on Soviet intercepts: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00552R000504830005-8.pdf
      Message 50 of 50 , Mar 28
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