NSA Can Access Computers Via Radio Waves: Report
According to a new report, the NSA can use internal and external hardware modifications to send data to and from computers over radio waves.By Evan Thomas | January 15, 2014
A fresh report in the New York Times details an NSA surveillance practice that relies on a time-honored technology: radio.
The method involves bits of hardware and software that are part of a surveillance initiative called Quantum. Once the bugs are installed, they can send covert radio transmissions to receiver stations several miles away.
This means, yes, the NSA can get into computers even if they're disconnected from the Internet or local networks.