The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance
This is not really new, except for the specifics. Backdoor security holes have plagued corporate America since forever.
This is why I’m not interested in the slightest in the much touted “Internet of Things.” They will be able to infiltrate every aspect of your life. They are already in your cars, which have the same types of vulnerabilities.
“The attack against Samsung smart TVs was developed in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s MI5/BTSS. After infestation, Weeping Angel places the target TV in a ‘Fake Off’ mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on. In ‘Fake Off’ mode the TV operates as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them over the internet to a covert CIA server.”
The majority of the world’s smartphones have been “weaponized,” according to WikiLeaks, which revealed in its latest leak that the CIA went to extreme measures to utilize the Android OS for spying.
Google’s Android operating system, used in 85 percent of the world’s smart phones, including Samsung and Sony, was found to have 24 ‘zero days’ – the code name used by the CIA to identify and exploit vulnerabilities…