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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. Read More

  • Google is the latest company to brush off most of the WikiLeaks vulnerabilities

    Google is the latest company to brush off most of the WikiLeaks vulnerabilities

    WikiLeaks dumped thousands of alleged CIA documents online yesterday that contained lists of vulnerabilities in popular tech products, sending companies scrambling to make sure their security patches were up-to-date. But as companies reviewed the documents, it became clear that most of the vulnerabilities they contained were outdated. Apple first dismissed the majority of the listed iPhone… Read More

  • Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched

    Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched

    Wikileaks today published a trove of documents, allegedly taken from the CIA, that detail the government’s efforts to hack popular devices like iPhones, Android phones, and Samsung smart TVs. But Apple is pushing back against claims that the CIA’s hoarded vulnerabilities for its devices were effective. The documents, if they are indeed legitimate, include charts that detail… Read More

  • No, you shouldn’t delete Signal or other encrypted apps

    No, you shouldn’t delete Signal or other encrypted apps

    As alarm bells sound around the latest document dump from WikiLeaks, misinformation can spread like wildfire. Journalists are just starting to pore over the files, but a number of security researchers and privacy advocates are hoping to quash the misconception that encrypted chat apps like Signal and WhatsApp have been compromised. A now corrected tweet by The New York Times seems to have set… Read More

  • Alleged CIA leak re-demonstrates the dangers of smart TVs

    Alleged CIA leak re-demonstrates the dangers of smart TVs

    WikiLeaks published today notes on what it alleges are a large set of CIA hacking tools. Among the dump was a tool developed by the CIA and MI5 that attempted to turn certain Samsung smart TVs into remote listening and monitoring devices. It’s called Weeping Angel. Because of Doctor Who. The exploit only targeted certain Samsung TVs, though if this tool exists, there are likely more… Read More

  • WikiLeaks publishes data trove claiming to detail CIA hacking methods

    WikiLeaks publishes data trove claiming to detail CIA hacking methods

    WikiLeaks is at it again. A massive new set of documents believed to be legitimate just hit the organization’s website. Called “Vault 7,” the initial data dump is said to include more than 8,000 files. According to WikiLeaks, Tuesday’s release is only the first part of a series in the “largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.” Read More