How to install the new Patriot software login system
It’s the software login that makes the Patriot, the NSA’s new digital spy device that is expected to be in use by the next year or so.
But with a new update to the Patriot system and a recent review of its user interface, it appears that the software is not ready to go live.
According to a new security advisory, the Patriot will only allow users to log in using the first letter of their name and password, and not the last, which is a major security issue.
That’s because it means the software will not authenticate users that are not already members of the NSA.
And the software may not be able to access the NSA itself, the advisory states.
The software login will allow users who have the Patriot installed to log into the NSA through a Google account or by typing in the name of their Google account.
The update comes less than a month after the US Senate passed legislation that included a provision to force Google to create a software login process that would allow users access to the NSA without being forced to create an account.
Last month, the US House of Representatives approved a measure to require the National Security Agency to install a software authentication system on all new Patriot devices, including those running Android.
In the past, Google has been reluctant to support this new feature.
Google’s chief security officer told a Senate committee in December that the NSA needed to do more to prevent the agency from using a backdoor into its users’ devices to access NSA data.
Google has not yet responded to requests for comment on the security advisory.