Tag Archives: Crypto AG

Spy Glossary — On the Origin of “GLOMAR Response” [March 18 1975]

“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed.” CIA — March 18 1975 March 18 2021 — … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Crypto AG & The Ghost of Danny Casolaro

“An NSA employee allegedly told a journalist about his involvement in manipulating the Crypto AG devices. This NSA man and the journalist died the same year from non-natural cause.” Minerva Files (Released Feb. 2020) March 10 2020 — The Minerva … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Crypto AG : The Missing Piece of the Snowden Puzzle

“An attack in Karachi, Pakistan, during which another NSA employee Gary C. Durrell was shot in March 1995  is believed to be related to Crypto AG.” MINERVA — A History March 2 2020 — Why has the Washington Post decided … Continue reading

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CRYPTO AG — NSA Historian Tom Johnson dies at 80 [MINERVA Files]

“The fourth volume includes a couple of instances during the 1980s where somebody really made a bad error here and should have been fired. I hope it will come out.” NSA Historian Tom Johnson January 2 2021 — Tom Johnson, … Continue reading

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Spy Glossary — On the Origin of “GLOMAR Response” [UPDATE — John Le Carré’s Lexicon]

“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed.” CIA — March 18 1975 March 18 2020 — … Continue reading

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HistoCrypt 2021 [September 2021 — Amsterdam, Netherlands]

“A cryptographic system should be secure even if everything about the system, except the key, is public knowledge.” Auguste Kerckhoffs October 28 2020 — The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2021) invites submissions of papers to its annual conference … Continue reading

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On This Day — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (July 29 1905 – September 18 1961) [2020]

“I continue to have a strong feeling that Hammarskjold’s death was not an accident.” Richard Goldstone “There is a significant amount of evidence from eyewitnesses that they observed more than one aircraft in the air, that the other aircraft may … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — UN to Probe Whether SEC-GEN Hammarskjold Was Assassinated

“Seeking a complete understanding of the circumstances is our solemn duty to my illustrious and distinguished predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, to the other members of the party accompanying him, and to their families.” UN Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon “I continue to … Continue reading

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Biography — Boris Hagelin (July 2 1892 — September 7 1983) [Crypto AG] — Part II : Family

“The Story of the Hagelin Cryptos could never have been written if Russia after the revolution had become a democratic republic. The expected defeat of the Bolshevik minority and the return of a moderate government would have caused me to … Continue reading

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Biography — Boris Hagelin (July 2 1892 — September 7 1983) [Crypto AG] — Part I : Childhood & Education

“The Story of the Hagelin Cryptos could never have been written if Russia after the revolution had become a democratic republic. The expected defeat of the Bolshevik minority and the return of a moderate government would have caused me to … Continue reading

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