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NSA Releases Hacking Tools on GitHub

22. June 2017 09:09 by GortSecurity in

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The NSA has created a GitHub account and 32 projects related to their work in cyber security.

Since Edward Snowden released gobs of NSA technology and information to the world in 2013, they have been slowly opening themselves up They created the GitHub account around the same time as the Snowden leaks and are now beginning to open-source their tools.

Not all of the projects are new, unknown tools. SOme of them have been in the public domain for a while and are just now being opened up by the agency themselves.

Some of the more interesting NSA projects on GitHub:

  • CASA

    Identifies unexpected and prohibited Certificate Authority certificates on Windows systems.


    A proposed hardware-based method for stopping known memory corruption exploitation techniques described in the “Hardware Control Flow Integrity for an IT Ecosystem” research paper.


    An easy to use and portable Virtual Private Network system built with Linux and a Raspberry Pi 3.


    Log-based transactional graph database engine backed by a single file. The primary use case is to support streaming seed set expansion, iterative correlation, and recursive file processing.


    Verifies system integrity by establishing a baseline measurement of a system’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and monitors for changes in that measurement. Originally based on NSA’s Host Integrity at Startup (HIS) software.


    A modular suite of “plug and play” services and capabilities, allowing organizations to customize the suite to meet their specific environments.


    An Active Cyber Defense development framework enabling orchestration capabilities to be written once and then deployed across WALKOFF-enabled orchestration tools.

The NSA's Technology Transfer Program (TTP).

The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) transfers NSA-developed technology to industry, academia, and other research organizations, benefitting the economy and the Agency mission. The program has an extensive portfolio of patented technologies across multiple technology areas. For a full listing of our patented technologies, please click on the following link: NSA Technologies Available to License