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03-07-2017 06:06 PM#1
AddeMember
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WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Quote:The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina.

Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.

"Year Zero" introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.

More: wikileaks.org

This is a big deal, the article says "Once a single cyber 'weapon' is 'loose' it can spread around the world in seconds, to be used by rival states, cyber mafia and teenage hackers alike."
03-07-2017 06:34 PM#2
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-07-2017 06:06 PM)Adde Wrote:  This is a big deal, the article says "Once a single cyber 'weapon' is 'loose' it can spread around the world in seconds, to be used by rival states, cyber mafia and teenage hackers alike."

Oh ƒück . bored.gif Now that that's out of the bag, it's up to Unix, Linux, Apple, Windows to patch those backdoors, or the internet is toast. This is some scary shït for website owners. 13.gif

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03-07-2017 07:36 PM#3
GumbyAKA Chtumby
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Quote:The CIA's Mobile Devices Branch (MDB) developed numerous attacks to remotely hack and control popular smart phones. Infected phones can be instructed to send the CIA the user's geolocation, audio and text communications as well as covertly activate the phone's camera and microphone.

Despite iPhone's minority share (14.5%) of the global smart phone market in 2016, a specialized unit in the CIA's Mobile Development Branch produces malware to infest, control and exfiltrate data from iPhones and other Apple products running iOS, such as iPads.

https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

03-07-2017 07:45 PM#4
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
yup.gif Let's hope they get these holes patched, otherwise things could get dicey real quick.

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03-07-2017 07:56 PM#5
GumbyAKA Chtumby
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
I had something freaky happen a few years back.

I was on my laptop. My son was in the room and I was telling him he needed to mow the grass. We talked about getting a new Lawn mower,

About 10 minutes later I started getting pop up adds about lawn mowers and lawn services.

I turned my laptop off. Opened the case and physically cut the speaker, camera and microphone out of it.

I think this is why a lot of the New Phones now have batteries that can't be removed. so they can never 'Really " be turned off

03-07-2017 08:10 PM#6
GumbyAKA Chtumby
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Quote:One document detailing notes of an October 2014 meeting of the “embedded development branch” says a potential target is “vehicle systems.” WikiLeaks wrote in a press release, “the purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/07/cia-so...z4af2hT2NS

03-07-2017 08:57 PM#7
AddeMember
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-07-2017 08:10 PM)Gumby Wrote:  
Quote:One document detailing notes of an October 2014 meeting of the “embedded development branch” says a potential target is “vehicle systems.” WikiLeaks wrote in a press release, “the purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/07/cia-so...z4af2hT2NS

İmage
Well, look, it's Michael Hastings and Valerie Jarrett at Barack Obama's victory party, 2012 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ha...ournalist)
He was reporting on the CIA and NSA http://heavy.com/news/2013/06/michael-ha...s-cia-fbi/
03-07-2017 11:01 PM#8
GumbyAKA Chtumby
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
From Vault 7 Press release-

Quote:The CIA's Remote Devices Branch's UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques 'stolen' from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.

The Russians Did It !

03-08-2017 11:15 AM#9
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

The govt pays Windows for the backdoors and telemetry... this is not news, we all knew windows 10 is spyware but now it's confirmed.

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03-08-2017 11:35 AM#10
Random German GuyIncognitoAnonymous
 
RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
I guess buying that Windows Phone was a pretty good choice after all. :D
03-08-2017 02:14 PM#11
DaJavooIf looks could kilt
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Only the naive would expect any privacy whatsoever in the digital world.

Remember that hullabaloo about the gov pleading with Apple to fork over the encryption key so they could have a lookieloo at the Sacramento killers' iPhone? Hogwash ~ they were in that bitch as soon as they phoned home with it.

Once the deeper dots in this data dump are dug out folks are gonna' see how pervasive the rat hole is. Heads will roll in a show trial. The genie is outta' the bottle. This is an all-out last call to every wanker in a basement to rogue state to open a can of whoop-ass on the world.

I suspect the world of intelligence to take a large step backwards and go old school ~ that shït can't be hacked. At least, Wikileaks did agents the large favor of blacking out the names of agents. shït gets too real when more or less innocent people die.
03-08-2017 05:38 PM#12
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Bust out the old 386, install Windows 95 first edition and your worries are over... aside from the bluescreen of death and a lot of broken websites. chuckle.gif

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03-08-2017 06:34 PM#13
Anonymous KritterIncognitoAnonymous
 
RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
WikiLeaks ✔ @wikileaks
WikiLeaks has released less than 1% of its #Vault7 series in its part one publication yesterday 'Year Zero'.
8:59 AM - 8 Mar 2017
3,405 3,405 Retweets 4,739 4,739 likes

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03-08-2017 06:40 PM#14
Anonymous KritterIncognitoAnonymous
 
RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Revenge is best served via @Wikileaks
03-08-2017 07:04 PM#15
Anonymous KritterIncognitoAnonymous
 
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03-08-2017 08:08 PM#16
CynicalabsurdanceMember
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Somewhere out there on a Horizon seen only by the few
who have the sight of a critical mindset ,
can be viewed to what extant our lives shall be controlled ,
by a Government without Pride .

Myself , as one individual Targeted for decades by the U.S. Intelligence
Community , There is little left for me to become aware of ,,,
concerning Their invasive actions .


We suffer what we allow , we pay to allow it , we sink
our own ships ,,,
We end , by those means , that we support .
03-09-2017 01:02 PM#17
Kreeper nliIncognitoAnonymous
 
RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

This is getting better and better. The Dems are imploding.
03-09-2017 06:09 PM#18
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
It's just awesome CNN, and all the other major networks have been spreading fake news for a very long time.
Trump wins AGAIN!

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03-09-2017 09:37 PM#19
DaJavooIf looks could kilt
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-09-2017 06:09 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's just awesome CNN, and all the other major networks have been spreading fake news for a very long time.
Trump wins AGAIN!

Reminds me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing ~ wtf is he gonna' do now?
03-10-2017 01:34 AM#20
KreeperGriobhtha
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-09-2017 09:37 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 06:09 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's just awesome CNN, and all the other major networks have been spreading fake news for a very long time.
Trump wins AGAIN!

Reminds me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing ~ wtf is he gonna' do now?

Or the time Wiley E. Coyote actually caught the Road Runner?

İmage
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
03-10-2017 06:29 AM#21
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-10-2017 01:34 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 09:37 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 06:09 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's just awesome CNN, and all the other major networks have been spreading fake news for a very long time.
Trump wins AGAIN!

Reminds me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing ~ wtf is he gonna' do now?

Or the time Wiley E. Coyote actually caught the Road Runner?

Ironic that Trump cannot accuse the CIA of bugging him, as it would verify the Wikileaks story his administration is wanting to deny.
03-10-2017 12:18 PM#22
KreeperGriobhtha
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-10-2017 06:29 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 01:34 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 09:37 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 06:09 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's just awesome CNN, and all the other major networks have been spreading fake news for a very long time.
Trump wins AGAIN!

Reminds me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing ~ wtf is he gonna' do now?

Or the time Wiley E. Coyote actually caught the Road Runner?

Ironic that Trump cannot accuse the CIA of bugging him, as it would verify the Wikileaks story his administration is wanting to deny.

Why would he have accused the CIA? They were not supposed to be surveilling ANYONE in the US. Their actions are supposed to be in foreign countries. The FBI is tasked with domestic surveillance. That has obviously changed somewhere along the way which is part of what makes the new leaks important.

İmage
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
03-10-2017 01:41 PM#23
KreeperGriobhtha
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Down the rabbit hole we go...

İmage
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
03-10-2017 02:20 PM#24
DaJavooIf looks could kilt
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-10-2017 12:18 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 06:29 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  >snip<

Ironic that Trump cannot accuse the CIA of bugging him, as it would verify the Wikileaks story his administration is wanting to deny.

Why would he have accused the CIA? They were not supposed to be surveilling ANYONE in the US. Their actions are supposed to be in foreign countries. The FBI is tasked with domestic surveillance. That has obviously changed somewhere along the way which is part of what makes the new leaks important.

Exactly. He accused Obama/administration which covers the whole stinking lot of them. That said however, Obama was just a puppet with many strings. The CIA, as part of Deep State was prolly doing its bit regardless of O's wishes. I suspect there were more than a few separate listening posts with multiple agendas.

The power/control/$$ runs too deep and in too many directions. These bastards don't even like each other. They've played the game for decades under switching umbrellas of politics all the while serving their own ends.

Thing is politicians can be bought and sold ~ to wit: The Obamacare Repeal/Replace. Not a damn thing will change until we throw all politicians out or at least put term limits on their asses. We need people that aren't beholden to anyone, or at least will not be able to entrench for the long haul to corner the market on $$/control/power.

I've been saying for years to make government service in Congress like jury duty.

In the next breath ~ make a U.S. passport the voter ID.
03-10-2017 02:37 PM#25
GumbyAKA Chtumby
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Nigel Farage visited Ecuadorian Embassy to meet Julian Assange

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pol...20921.html

İmage

03-10-2017 06:35 PM#26
dclementsMember
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
(03-08-2017 11:15 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you're writing about the CIA/<a href="https://twitter.com/wikileaks">@Wikileaks</a> story, here's the big deal: first public evidence USG secretly paying to keep US software unsafe. <a href="https://t.co/kYi0NC2mOp">pic.twitter.com/kYi0NC2mOp</a></p>&mdash; Edward Snowden (@Snowden) <a href="https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/839168025517522944">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

The govt pays Windows for the backdoors and telemetry... this is not news, we all knew windows 10 is spyware but now it's confirmed.
I pretty sure that in the Big Book of Conspiracies, it has one of the conspiracies where a company that had gone bankrupt (or something else) had it's OS or application software seized by the US government and than sold/gave the rights to such software to some else for next to nothing. The reasoning was either this OS or inventory/accounting software was expected to be used by nearly every agency in the world and by the US government including it's own back-doors into it, they wouldn't have to bother with ever having to 'hack' into any system that had it since the software would allow the US government into such system through the back doors which allowed them to have superuser privileges. I also believe that there it mentioning that such software would even 'phone home', since the systems existed before common use of the Internet and LAN networks.

If the story is true then it really isn't anything new since the story in the Big Book of Conspiracies takes place somewhere between the 70's and 80's and talks about it being used in the FIRST Iraq war (early 90's); making backdoor privileges/access a tactic used since the home PC was available and people started really thinking about exploiting computers put on networks.
03-10-2017 07:38 PM#27
dclementsMember
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RE: WikiLeaks exposes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
I don't know if this is the correct story, but 60 minutes did an episode where the US government felt threaten by a a competitor to Cisco (who builds that networking devices that more or less are the backbone of the Internet) who is set up in China and gets funding by the Chinese government.

Chinese telecom giant eyed as security threat
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chinese-tele...ty-threat/

Part of the reason the why the Chinese government set up the company was because they believed that the US government itself had planted back doors in Cisco and other US companies coming from the US and they wanted a means to be sure 'that there wasn't any hidden back doors that they didn't know and had to worry about'. Of course, the US government sees such actions as a threat to their own IT security (as well as overall national security) and says that the company is merely a front for the Chinese government and their attempts to gain access any machine that uses such networks. In a kind of strange part of the episode, it was asked why we have to be worried more about a Chinese company installing back doors if they go through the same quality assurance process as Cisco and/or other US based companies, and a representative from the US government said that we don't put any 'unnecessary' back doors in software and devices but kind of went on and said that they know from 'experience' that it can be done in a way that is virtually impossible for anyone to detect if it is embedded in either hardware firmware and/or the kernel of an operating system (that isn't open source such as Windows).

I'm not trying to say anything that bad about the Chinese government but I think they found out what the US government is doing and wanted in on the action too.
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