Title: Virtual Private Network Transform Engine Emulator

Release Date: 2014-12-28

Description: This undated page from NSA’s internal WikiInfo describes the Transform Engine Emulator (TEe) process for undermining VPNs: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.

Document: Virtual Private Network Transform Engine Emulator - Wikilnfo

The accredited security level of this system Is: TOP SECRET//SI-GAMMA/TALENT KEYHOLE//ORCON

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(U) Virtual Private Network Transform
Engine Emulator

XV This application makes use of the

j““ Java programming language.

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Contents

■ 1 (TS//REL) Description

■ 2 (TS//REL) Architecture

■ 3 (TS//REL) NSA Usage

■ 4 (U//FOUO) Contact Info

(TS//REL) Description

(TS//REL) The Transform Engine Emulator (TEe) is an event driven integration of
VULCANDEATHGRIP (VDG) and POISONNUT. Its main focus is to emulate the VPN
Transform Engine of TURMOIL at NSAW. Most of the VPN traffic that comes to NSAW
will be processed by the TEe. Developed by the Technology Exploitation Solution's
VPN team.

(TS//REL) Architecture

i HOSTELPENALTY

» POISONNUT

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(TS//REL) TEe High Level Software Design

POISONNUT

Response

Processor

TURTLEPOWER

(TS//REL) The TEe takes in CollectionSessions from VDG and sends all IKE and ESP to
POISONNUT. When a response comes back from POISONNUT, the associated File is
then decrypted. The decrypt is sent to TURTLEPOWER

. Metrics are to both POISONNUT

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(TS//REL) NSA Usage
(U//FOUO) Contact Info

Categories: Applications using Java | VPN exploitation | TechExp projects

Derived From: SI Classification Guide, 02-01, Dated: 20060711
and NSA/CSSM 1-52, Dated: 20070108

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