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Giant manufacturers respond at CIA’s hacking attempt

It has been approximately 24 hours since WikiLeaks released secret documents containing information on the myriad tools used by the CIA to hack and surveil TVs, smartphones, cars, and more.

The CIA and the Trump administration declined to comment on the authenticity of WikiLeaks’ documents.

However, WikiLeaks released government secrets maintained by the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies.
We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents, declared CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu. 

We also must say that WikiLeaks published emails addressed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.

These documents can be found under the name of “Vault 7.” 

These files can unveil CIA’s most important hacking techniques used to penetrate systems around the world.

If these files are the real deal, we can see how much access the CIA has into our lives. Moreover, this access is provided thanks to the gadgets that people are carrying around all day.

The documents suggest that CIA was able to break into the underlying operating systems running on Android Phones, iPhones, and Linux and Windows computers.

These files were made public after an entire year of debate over government investigators accessing consumer devices. As we know, the government was frustrated for not being able to access encrypted information, which is scrambled without a password.

Well, it seems that now, the government can get around encryption by developing or buying its own hacking tools that unlock devices.

All these things have started when the US Department of Justice asked Apple to help it open an encrypted iPhone held by the San Bernardino shooters.

As we know, Apple has refused and fought back in court. In the end, the FBI has declared that it had obtained another way to access the iPhone.

These days, Apple declared that it had already addressed many issues described in the documents released by WikiLeaks.
While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities," Apple declared in a statement.

We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates.

Another huge manufacturer that responded to WikiLeak’s files was LG.
Digital privacy isn't just an LG concern, it's an industry-wide issue that needs to be tackled by everyone who has a stake in the system, which is why we are completely committed to working with other industry players to make sure that consumers are protected to the fullest extent that today's technology will allow," LG declared in a statement. 

We're aware of the report and are looking into it," a Microsoft spokesman declared as well.

So, the main question is who should we trust? With these files, it will be harder for regular people to trust their devices, which will definitely be bad business for companies.
The CIA-Wikileaks story today is about getting malware onto phones, none of the exploits are in Signal or break Signal Protocol encryption," has declared the founder of Signal, Moxie Marlinspike. 

This story isn't about Signal or WhatsApp, but to the extent that it is, we see it as confirmation that what we're doing is working."
Giant manufacturers respond at CIA’s hacking attempt Reviewed by Mike Beasley on 4:25 PM Rating: 5
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