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WikiLeaks says there's still a lot of CIA documents to come

WikiLeaks says there's still a lot of CIA documents to come According to WikiLeaks, the documents released Tuesday constitute "less than 1%" of the total Vault 7 files.This is a scary proposition for the CIA, which weighed in on the leak with a pretty angry "no comment" statement.

CIA Secret Surveillance Operation Named After 'Doctor Who'

CIA Secret Surveillance Operation Named After 'Doctor Who' Don’t blink: Did the Central Intelligence Agency name a secret surveillance operation after Doctor Who?The CIA is staying mum about leak (a spokesman told The New York Times that “we do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents”).

Wikileaks says it wants to help tech companies thwart CIA hacking

Wikileaks says it wants to help tech companies thwart CIA hacking "We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out," he said during a Facebook Live news conference on Thursday.The documents, allegedly part one in a series of document dumps to come, said the CIA has long been in a bureaucratic battle with the NSA.

WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them

WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them Called “Vault 7,” the collection included a slew of hacking and cyber espionage tools used by the CIA between 2013 and 2016.Among the tools that were leaked are various malware, viruses, and remote control systems capable of infecting Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Did WikiLeaks just do Apple and Google a huge favor?

Did WikiLeaks just do Apple and Google a huge favor? When WikiLeaks dumped a plethora of CIA documents this week, it revealed just how many of our devices are vulnerable to hacking.Scary, sure—but should Apple and Google say thank you to Assange and Co.

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway But it's also significant because she was answering a question about specific allegations made by President Trump against President Obama.Understandably, people interpreted her answer as backing Trump's claim, an affirmation that there were a wide range of ways the Obama administration was listening in to the Trump campaign.

Edward Snowden explains exactly how the CIA would hack your Samsung TV

Edward Snowden explains exactly how the CIA would hack your Samsung TV To hack into your Samsung TV, the CIA isn't breaking into your house.That's what Edward Snowden pointed out during an interview on Tuesday with The Intercept.

Dear Twitter: Please verify me. Love, Julian Assange.

Dear Twitter: Please verify me. Love, Julian Assange. Julian Assange didn't want to be verified anyway.You might think Thursday's rant suggests Assange doesn't care much for Twitter's verification regime, but a deeper dive into his account (i.

WikiLeaks shows us, once again, just how shady it is

WikiLeaks shows us, once again, just how shady it is It looks like WIkiLeaks' promise to work with tech companies to fix their security vulnerabilities may come with a few strings attached after all.Motherboard reports one of its sources said one condition may be a 90-day disclosure deadline, which would require companies to patch vulnerabilities within a three-month timeframe.

More than 300 Cisco switch models vulnerable to CIA hack

More than 300 Cisco switch models vulnerable to CIA hack A cache of CIA documents was dropped on the internet two weeks ago via WikiLeaks.Now, Cisco has said its examination of the documents points to a gaping security hole in more than 300 models of its switches.

Wikileaks has hit some snags in its efforts to cooperate on fixing CIA hacks

Wikileaks has hit some snags in its efforts to cooperate on fixing CIA hacks When Wikileaks released its cache of CIA documents earlier in March, it held back the details on zero-day exploits that would allow cybercriminals to access vulnerabilities in computer equipment used by the American public.That was a welcome tactic, theoretically, but it has apparently run into some snags.

Wikileaks’ ‘Dark Matter’ release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks’ ‘Dark Matter’ release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac Now, Wikileaks has released another bundle of documents, this time dubbed “Dark Matter.” This time, the organization turned an eye to Apple’s Mac, with a number of exploits that are both insidious and persistent, MacRumors reports.

WikiLeaks dump shows how CIA compromised iPhones and Macs

WikiLeaks dump shows how CIA compromised iPhones and Macs The leaking organization released another dose of documents on Thursday that detail "several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware.developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch," according to the press release announcing the publication.

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms.The “Dark Matter” documents describe how the CIA has sought to crack Apple’s products, including the MacBook and iPhone.

WikiLeaks reveals someone at the CIA really, really likes 'Doctor Who'

WikiLeaks reveals someone at the CIA really, really likes 'Doctor Who' With the latest dump of WikiLeaks data called "Dark Matter" we get to see how (allegedly) deep the CIA's affection for British TV goes.One of the big hacks was supposedly named "Sonic Screwdriver," which is a reference to the Doctor's trusty tool on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who.

Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA

Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA Other devices like, for example, the Amazon Echo or the Google Home.With that in mind, people have taken to asking their digital assistants about the CIA.

Here's what Apple had to say about those WikiLeaks files on hacked Macs and iPhones

Here's what Apple had to say about those WikiLeaks files on hacked Macs and iPhones Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were previously fixed in all Macs launched after 2013," Apple said in a statement provided to Mashable.The statement refers to two exploits described in separate WikiLeaks documents released earlier on Thursday.

Can the CIA hack your iPhone? What you need to know about the WikiLeaks dump.

Can the CIA hack your iPhone? What you need to know about the WikiLeaks dump. The CIA has put quite a bit effort into figuring out ways to hack Apple devices.That's the takeaway from the latest batch of documents dumped by WikiLeaks.