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How the CIA hacks computers that aren’t even connected to the internet

June 25th, 2017

Air-gapped computers are supposed to be ultra-secure PCs that can’t be infected with malware that spreads with the help of the internet. That’s because of these computers, often connected to sensitive machines, aren’t also connected to the internet. You’d think these systems would be impenetrable by remote attacks and would require a hacker to be …

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New Wikileaks dump reveals how the CIA hacks Windows PCs

April 7th, 2017

For the last month, Wikileaks has been dumping documents supposedly showing how the CIA goes about spying on electronic devices. The last round revealed the agency’s tools for infecting Mac and iPhone devices, so in the interests of keeping the fanboys happy, it’s only time that we learn how Windows PCs get hacked. The latest …

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Apple says CIA’s arsenal of iPhone and Mac exploits is outdated

March 24th, 2017

Yesterday morning, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents detailing the arsenal of software tools the CIA uses to hack into targeted iPhones and Macs. While most of the reported exploits require physical access to a particular device, the document dump naturally generated no shortage of fear-inducing headlines about the state of security of various Apple products. In …

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These messaging apps are safe from all of the CIA’s known hacking tools

March 10th, 2017

News organization have been abuzz this week following the release of a new WikiLeaks document dump detailing the hacking tools used by the CIA to spy on Americans. Of the countless worrisome discoveries made possible by the leaked documents, one of the most frightening was the assertion that the CIA is capable of “bypassing” encrypted messaging apps …

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Apple scrambles to patch vulnerabilities revealed in WikiLeaks CIA files

March 9th, 2017

In the massive dump of nearly 9,000 purported internal CIA documents released earlier this week by Wikileaks, Apple was featured prominently. Many of the pages and pages of allegedly classified — and in some cases labeled “secret” or “top-secret” — documentation referenced the CIA’s ability to breach the security features of iOS, potentially giving intelligence …

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Apple responds to CIA iPhone exploits uncovered in new WikiLeaks data dump

March 8th, 2017

WikiLeaks yesterday published an absolute treasure trove of data detailing how the CIA utilizes specialized software and hacking tools to successfully infiltrate, spy on, and in some instances remotely control a vast array of hardware, a list that includes smartphones, web servers, routers and even TVs. In a document dump encompassing nearly 8,000 classified files, …

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How to tell if the CIA hacked your smart TV

March 7th, 2017

Earlier today, Wikileaks dropped a massive collection of CIA documents related to the group’s espionage efforts and the tools at its disposal. iOS and Android devices were high on the list of hackables, but also included was smart TVs — more specifically, Samsung smart TVs — which can be hacked to record conversations even when …