March 8, 2017

SHOULD HAVE USED HILLARY'S SERVER:

WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents (SCOTT SHANE, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ANDREW W. LEHRENMARCH 7, 2017, NY Times)

In what appears to be the largest leak of C.I.A documents in history, WikiLeaks released on Tuesday thousands of pages describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.

The documents amount to a detailed, highly technical catalog of tools. They include instructions for compromising a wide range of common computer tools for use in spying: the online calling service Skype; Wi-Fi networks; documents in PDF format; and even commercial antivirus programs of the kind used by millions of people to protect their computers. [...]

Unlike the National Security Agency documents Edward J. Snowden gave to journalists in 2013, they do not include examples of how the tools have been used against actual foreign targets. That could limit the damage of the leak to national security. But the breach was highly embarrassing for an agency that depends on secrecy.

Posted by at March 8, 2017 6:14 AM

  

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