Hacker music artist trolls NSA
Hacker music artist trolls NSA

Hacker music artist trolls NSA with an amazing “uncrackable” mixtape

In 2013 a former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked information of NSA and NSA is still dealing with the issue. On top of this a hacker artist did a mischievous act by sending an amazing untraceable mixtape that left the spy agency dumbfounded. The innovation though small but has been a matter of appreciation as it stirred an organization like NSA.

Hacker music artist trolls NSA with an amazing uncrackable mixtape

Hacker music artist David Huerta sent a parcel to NSA. The box contained a mixtape which became impossible for the NSA to decrypt. David said he used an Arduino board along with a wave shield sandwiched between two laser-etched pieces of transparent acrylic. The tape has a transparent design with an encryption by a private passkey.

Huerta devoted a lot of brainwork in making the device. He said, “The use of a giant-ass Arduino and wave shield was chosen since the (shitty) 44KHz wave file format gave it roughly the same audio quality I figured a wiretapped AT&T phone conversation would have.” It seems that the mixtape is a “hidden exploitation of proprietary smartphones”.

It’s great to see a small mixtape made it possible for a spying agency like NSA to peer through it. The technology used can be implemented in future scientific research.

Anik is an IT professional and Data Science Enthusiast. He loves to spend a lot of time testing and reviewing the latest gadgets and software. He likes all things tech and his passion for smartphones is only matched by his passion for Sci-Fi TV Series.