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Senators want spies to disclose more about secret zero-day policy

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee hopes to learn more about how American spies handle the disclosure of software vulnerabilities continuously discovered by the 16 spy agencies, which are occasionally used as a weak point to hack into computer networks.

SSH inventor analyzes tools the CIA wrote to exploit his protocol

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The CIA hacking tools called Gyrfalcon and BothanSpy, as described in documents released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, are "effective, but surprisingly unsophisticated," according to Tatu Ylonen.

WikiLeaks releases new round of CIA malware documents, this time with less supporting material

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

WikiLeaks released a new set of CIA cyberwarfare documents on Thursday, marking the 10th installation in the two-month-old Vault 7 series. This publication focuses on Pandemic, a CIA project that infects networks of Windows machines through the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol with trojanized versions of software that can mean complete compromise of targeted devices. The documents date from April 2014 to January 2015.

As investigation against Assange is dropped, WikiLeaks releases new CIA malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

"Athena" is malware created by a military contractor and used by the CIA.

WikiLeaks is probably exaggerating what’s in its latest CIA leak

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of secret CIA hacking capabilities describes how the spy agency obfuscates certain digital espionage techniques. The transparency organization is overselling what's actually in the leaked computer code, experts say.

Legal peril looms over companies hoping to acquire CIA intel from WikiLeaks

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

A cloud of legal uncertainty hangs over a cohort of private companies that hope to receive software vulnerability information from WikiLeaks, according to top national security lawyers.

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