Michael Stuart Kelly Posted March 7, 2017 Share Posted March 7, 2017 Wikileaks and the CIA I'm putting this thread here in the Politics section because this story shows excellent potential for prompting philosophical discussion about government. Wikileaks made a major data dump today: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed William mentioned today's Wikileaks dump elsewhere: 3 hours ago, william.scherk said: WikiLeaks dumps alleged secret CIA hacking files Milo has a great breakdown of what's in it: Here is Milo's list: Quote This morning, WikiLeaks released “the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency”. Since it can be quite difficult to search through the data yourself, we are assembling a list of the most notable information. The CIA can masquerade its malware as belonging to a foreign intelligence agency. The CIA stole hacking malware from the Russian Federation for their own use. The CIA is hacking everyone, including US citizens. Every microphone and webcam is remote controllable. The CIA’s exploits have been leaked internally and can be used by unauthorized people to gain access to virtually anything. CIA malware can infiltrate iPhones, Androids, Windows Phones, and even your smart TV. The U.S. consulate in Frankfurt is a covert CIA hacker base. The CIA created air gap jumping viruses that infect CDs, DVDs, flash drives, etc. The CIA created malware that specifically evaded certain anti-virus programs. The CIA can hack cars for “undetectable assassinations” CIA malware can infiltrate your macOS and Windows computers. CIA malware infiltrates your smartphone to read messages on encrypted apps, before you send them. CIA malware can infiltrate Linux and routers. The CIA was supposed to reveal major vulnerabilities, but instead, hoarded them for their own use. Notepad++, a popular text editor, has a DLL hijack. The CIA steals saved passwords from Internet Explorer CIA can bypass Windows User Account Control I have some preliminary ideas, but I'll mention them as we go along. This one looks like it's going to be fun. At least all hell is breaking loose. Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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