In 2019, a photo of Putin making a phone call became popular on the Internet, because some sharp-eyed netizens found that the mobile phone used by the president seemed to be more “thick” than regular mobile phones. At the same time, the brand of this mobile phone is also from their unseen. In fact, the Russian Foreign Propaganda Department exposed Putin’s mobile phone a long time ago, but it did not receive much attention. So, why did the president become popular this time?
In 2019, the content of the call between Trump and Zelensky was exposed, which also made the outside world realize that even the president of the United States has privacy leaks.
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In fact, since Putin has been in power in Russia for more than 20 years, there have been more or less cases in which the communications of Western leaders have been exposed by hackers, but Putin “escaped” ; It was also severely placed by the Soviet eavesdropping facilities.
Today, I will talk to you about whether Putin’s mobile phone has zero possibility of being conquered as claimed by the Russian media? And why does Russia have such confidence?
In 1945, the world was celebrating the victory of World War II, and among them, the Soviet Union and the United States, as comrades-in-arms in the war against Germany, naturally also gave each other gifts and touted it. In November of that year, the Soviet Union made a very fine wood carving of the American national emblem, and asked a local student in Moscow as a representative to present it to the American ambassador.
Perhaps it is because they think they are so powerful that they know technology like the back of their hands, so even the gifts from competitors are not checked by the Americans.
The U.S. ambassador who received the gift immediately hung it in his office, and in the following 7 years, he was promoted all the way, and the office also changed 5 back and forth. Among them, his office The facilities have been changed, the only thing that remains unchanged is the original woodcarving national emblem. From this perspective, the US ambassador’s love for it is evident.
In 1952, the U.S. Intelligence Department received news that made them extremely angry. It turned out that a CIA agent actually heard the voice of the ambassador in the Soviet Union while monitoring the intelligence of the Soviet Union, which made them very puzzled. Could it be that the ambassador betrayed?
In this way, the American stormed into his room aggressively, and while turning over his work documents, suspended him and detained him. However, the ambassador to the Soviet Union was very loyal. Even though he was cross-examined, he did not admit it. At the same time, due to lack of evidence, the CIA reluctantly put the ambassador back to work after two months of torture. .
However, in September of that year, when the United States was monitoring the Soviet Union, it actually heard the ambassador’s voice again, but this time the voice was very clear, and they analyzed from the ambassador’s language that he did not defect. So far, a tinge of unease hangs over the heads of Americans.
They immediately searched the ambassador’s office again. Compared with the last time, the Americans rummaged through boxes more carefully this time. Even the exquisite woodcarved national emblem was taken off the wall by the agents.
I have to say that American agents are still very experienced. When they “played” with the wood carving, they found that there was a very hidden hole in the back cover. It stands to reason that a solid wood sculpture should not have such a design, so they immediately took tools and divided it in two. Sure enough, the wooden sculpture is hollow, and inside it, there is a Soviet bug.
When talking about this, some friends may have questions. Didn’t the development of the United States in the semiconductor field start very early? It is no exaggeration to say that they have seen any eavesdropping facilities, but why was it put up by the Soviet Union this time?
It turned out that the Americans cannot really be blamed for this wiretapping incident, but the Soviet designers were too “surprisingly successful”. In its design, it uses only a metal rod as a “wire”, which is then connected to a metal receiver. Apart from that, there are no other parts of the eavesdropping facility.
What makes Americans feel even more devastated is that the Soviet Union obviously had no deep meaning when installing the bug. From a structural point of view, the metal receiver is facing the part of the olecranon of the US national emblem. After a little analysis, we know that the Soviet Union is a In mocking the Americans’ “disaster coming out of their mouths”, and judging from the fact that the bug can only be seen when the bug is discovered, the Soviets also fully anticipated the follow-up actions of the United States, so they humiliated the other side severely.
In terms of working methods, this Soviet eavesdropping device is definitely a typical representative of “unusual ways”. Whenever the Soviet Union wanted to eavesdrop on the American ambassador, it would send a staff member to the vicinity of the American embassy to use A specific instrument sends a radio wave to the national emblem. If the ambassador is talking at this time, the metal receiver will generate a unique vibration due to the two waves to record the sound in the room.
Because there are no conventional facilities such as batteries and wires inside , this instrument is just a metal “rattle” when it is not working, and this is exactly what it has been for the entire seven years, even if Americans are suspicious, they have always Couldn’t find the reason for it.
It has to be said that Americans who are accustomed to sophisticated and complex instruments would never have thought that such a simple structure can still achieve the purpose of eavesdropping, and at the same time, its eavesdropping effect is so clear.
Interestingly, after discovering this incident, the United States not only did nothing to the Soviet Union, but also sent the equipment back to China and began to prepare for imitation.
According to some later data, when American scientists first saw this eavesdropping device, they did not believe that it had powerful functions at all, and even thought the military was joking for a while ; When using the method, almost everyone was convinced by the “brain hole” of Soviet scientists.
Time goes back to the present. Although the Soviet Union was finally defeated in the Cold War and the United States became the only superpower, Russia, which has inherited most of the Soviet Union’s legacy, can still compete with the United States in terms of military level and technological capabilities. There are back. Among them, the anti-eavesdropping technology, Russia has developed it extremely deeply.
Just when Putin’s “thickened” mobile phone was noticed by the outside world, Presidential Secretary Peskov said at the first time that Putin’s mobile phone was actually not as thick as imagined. , the power of this device is not large. In other words, he can only prevent eavesdropping within 2-3 kilometers of the president’s side. If the other party uses a more powerful facility, even Putin’s conversation will definitely be eavesdropped.
This remark not only did not solve the doubts of the outside world, but made reporters more curious. In the face of high-power eavesdropping equipment that may be used by people with ulterior motives, how should Russia respond?
At this time, Peskov also said that in fact, everyone’s thinking is complicated. Regarding the privacy of the president’s phone, it is not only a mobile phone that is responsible, but an entire anti-eavesdropping team behind it. At the same time, there are many more. The military satellite is responsible for Putin’s calls. When the president makes a call, the language signal he speaks will be converted into a code and transmitted to the satellite. Even if this code is intercepted by others, it will take 3-5 years to decipher.
Of course, in addition to the satellite and anti-eavesdropping team, Russia also has an anti-tracking team, they can use technical means to inform the president as soon as they are monitored, and at the same time find the location of the other party. In other words, in order to eavesdrop on Putin’s phone content, the other party has not only broken through the defense line of “thickening” the mobile phone, and this is why Russia has such confidence.
It has to be said that since Putin came to power, the leaders of his contemporaries in Western countries have had incidents of exposure of their communications content, but such incidents are unheard of in Russia . So proficient, a large part of the achievements are the “black technology” of the Soviet Union