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07 March 2017

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Valissa

The story is much easier to read here...
Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents"; Another Snowden Emerges http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-07/wikileaks-hold-press-conference-vault-7-release-8am-eastern

Here is the Wikileaks Press Release https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

Eric Newhill

Cee,
I've been catching glimpses of this story all day, but am way to busy at work to delve into it (and honestly just scanned your piece here for now).

Is the idea - in a nut shell - that the CIA has been "hacked" to some extent and that the material, whatever it may be, is out on "Vault 7" for any enterprising journalist or other researcher to comb through and mine for stories?

walrus

back to paper and pen

MRW

Cee, could you re-upload with paragraph breaks? Unreadable.

MRW

OH! It’s a copy of the story. Thought it was Cee’s writing.

EEngineer

Not much of surprise to those of us who design electronics and computer hardware.

It's not terribly difficult to design secure and reliable software that is nearly error free and impenetrable*. It does require time and effort though. Most software, however, is shipped as soon as it is barely functional; bugs, security holes, and all. Indeed, most software includes so many unreviewed libraries that the developers have no idea what lurks their code. Linked binaries, are of course, unreviewable by definition.

* = provided an intentional back door has not been built into the hardware. Think JTAG over the Ethernet and USB ports etc. Undocumented circuitry is also hidden in processors and IO chips as well. It is usually put there for test, debug, and manufacturing; but clever types find other uses for it...

Babak Makkinejad

All:

Self-Driving, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicles just received a body blow from which they are unlikely to recover.

Say goodbye to the Self-Driving car - the assassin's best friend.

Cee

All,

Watch this Press TV interview with Scott Bennett author of Shell Game.

https://youtu.be/GQqXgug69qw

FourthAndLong

The mention of tools designed specifically for confusing Cyber forensics strike, me as perhaps too good to be true coming on the heels of the Russia election hacking controversy in which we remain enmeshed? Intentional muddying of the waters??

Cee

Eric,

Yes, should the journalists do the work and report it!

Cee

Babak,

Exactly what I thought about the auto!! Now on to smash up my Smart TV!!

Cee

Valissa,

Yes, thanks for the URL for the above. I thought I included it.

The Twisted Genius

walrus,

You got that right. I have no smartphone and carry my dumb cellphone without camera and GPS only when I have to. I don't have EZPass for road tolls and am looking for a safe simple procedure for disconnecting those location electronics in my new car without disabling the satellite radio. My old car still has a cassette player. I have no smart TV or any IoT devices, keep tape over my laptop camera and watch what I say around it. This all stems from working with those CIA and NSA techies for over a decade. It's a wonder i don't wear a tinfoil hat.

Sam Peralta

All

The much maligned Wikileaks deserve a lot of praise in my opinion. Assange & Snowden have paid a huge price - their freedom! Assange may be out on the street soon, depending on the outcome of the presidential election in Ecuador. In which case he'll be in solitary for a long, long time.

Leaking the malfeasance of our government and political elites is a patriotic act!

Neslo

I know you cant believe everything you see on TV/movies but does this really come as a surprise to anyone?

Aristonicus

Seems as though someone at the CIA is a fan of Doctor Who:

tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Weeping_Angel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Angel

They could get to you through your TV too....

The Twisted Genius

Sam Peralta,

"Leaking the malfeasance of our government and political elites is a patriotic act!"

Amen to that.

The Twisted Genius

Sam Peralta,

I'd like to add that a lot of what was released on the CIA and NSA was also the work of patriotic Americans doing their job of defending Americans in the shadows. There's no malfeasance involved in this work.

DavidKNZ

Proof:
Michael Hastings, RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSY3wVuASg

Following on from this article
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-runaway-general-20100622

The Twisted Genius

Here's some easy to read comments by Thomas Rid concerning the Wikileaks dump. It dispels some of the wives' tales that have erupted from the dump.

http://blog.erratasec.com/2017/03/some-comments-on-wikileaks-ciavault7.html#.WL9StxiZNE5

Morongobill

My scenario for what may await Assange: evicted at noon, being waterboarded that night somewhere in eastern Europe. Living out his days at Gitmo. Or worse.

In my wildest dreams, he is given a hero's welcome upon getting out.

Fred

Babak,

Nah the big 3 are moving into full self-driving sjw mode. They'll keep pushing tech as long as the 30-under-30 thing is still a thing.

Ishmael Zechariah

BM,
re: "Say goodbye to the Self-Driving car - the assassin's best friend." An autonomous vehicle, itself, can be the assassin. I was wondering when the kulaks would realize that such vehicles could drive and deposit their occupants at a Gulag.
I suggest to all to get a pre '68 4WD p/up w/ manual tranny, points, coil, distributor and carburetor(s). These are impervious to EMP,can be repaired very easily, and they are built and drive like tanks. Coupled w/ a long gun firing 7.62x51s and a side arm chambered for .45ACPs, one would have the basic kit in case of need.

Ishmael Zechariah

different clue

Babak Makkinejad,

I hope you are correct . . . at least in that "consumers" will refuse to adopt the driverless car.

I have gotten people at work to laugh at me for a while now by suggesting the driverless car can be hacked by someone who doesn't like you and can be driven off a bridge, or over a cliff, or into an oncoming truck by whoever hacked it. With you inside it at the time.

BraveNewWorld

The US hasn't brought charges against Assange. If they do get ready for the mother of all Streisand effects. Years of the MSM regurgitating info about the trial and every thing thing Wiki Leaks has uncovered. The clip of Trump proclaiming "I love Wiki Leaks" played over and over. And in the end stopping one person won't stop Wiki Leaks.

IMO the people that belong in jail are in Washington not an embassy in London.

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