Re: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
- Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 06:56:55 -0800
- From: Mike Easter <MikeE@ster.invalid>
- Subject: Re: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
Disaster Master wrote:
Did you miss the fact that this dump contains the actual tools themselves???
This is a little more than just an 'fyi'...
Disclaimer: I haven't read any analyses by security people, just a NYT
article on the wikileaks release so far
The dump is documents including lists of tools and methods, not tools.
IMO so far, this (transparency) exposure of vulnerabilities which can be
exploited and the tools to do so by black or not-so-black hats is
'positive' from a pure security perspective.
It behooves anyone from the CIA down to the ordinary individual to be
aware of security vulnerabilities. One NYT citation believed that
wikileaks was more likely provided the hacked docs from such as a
foreign power Russia than from such as a 'conscience-stricken CIA
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