Microsoft blasts spy agencies for hoarding security exploits

Microsoft blasts spy agencies for hoarding security exploits
Microsoft is hopping mad that leaked NSA exploits led to the "WannaCry" (aka "WannaCrypt") ransomware wreaking havoc on computers worldwide. Company President Brad Smith has posted a response to the attack that roasts the NSA, CIA and other intellig…
Source: Engadget

The new CIA head hates WikiLeaks (when convenient)

The new CIA head hates WikiLeaks (when convenient)
The new director of the CIA has come out swinging against WikiLeaks, calling the organization a "hostile intelligence service." In his first public speech, Mike Pompeo called Julian Assange a "narcissist who has created nothing of value," adding that…
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WikiLeaks latest CIA dump focuses on malware for Windows

WikiLeaks latest CIA dump focuses on malware for Windows
As WikiLeaks continues to extend the mileage from its "Vault 7 cache" of CIA information, its latest release focuses on tools it says the agency uses for hacking Windows computers. While its release didn't include any source code, manuals described a…
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Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits
 Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the Wikileaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device. The leaks were a part of… Read More


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WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits

WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits
 WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods allegedly used by the agency to access Apple devices and upload data. Most of today’s exploits are related to the Mac platform. It’s interesting to see the CIA’s old hacking techniques. It’s unclear if some of them still work today. Sonic… Read More


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WikiLeaks won't share CIA exploits unless companies meet terms

WikiLeaks won't share CIA exploits unless companies meet terms
WikiLeaks offered to work with tech companies to patch the CIA's leaked security exploits, but there has been a whole lot of silence ever since. Why? That depends on who you ask. Motherboard sources claim that WikiLeaks "made demands" of the companie…
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WikiLeaks will give tech giants CIA zero-day exploits after they meet mystery demands

WikiLeaks will give tech giants CIA zero-day exploits after they meet mystery demands
 WikiLeaks doesn’t ever make things easy. When it became clear that the organization possessed documents that detail exploits affecting a handful of major tech companies, it looked like Julian Assange would play nice. Now, a week has passed since Assange said he would disclose information about those vulnerabilities to the companies affected — standard practice for the discovery… Read More


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Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

How does the Vault 7 leak look to a famous CIA whistleblower? It’s complicated. The post Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump appeared first on WIRED.
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