Many security engineers may be busy this weekend combing through pages of CIA hacks WikiLeaks is making available to tech companies. It’s a sad reminder of one of the dark sides of living in an age Bill Gates used to call “information at your fingertips.”
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published portions of what it called the biggest leak of CIA information ever. It said it obtained 8,761 documents and files on vulnerabilities and tools to gain access to Windows PCs, Apple and Android smartphones, Cisco routers, Samsung smart TVs–even cars and trucks.
Initially, it published just enough data to establish what it had obtained without releasing all the code and details needed to use the hacks. Yesterday it said it will provide the details privately to tech companies.
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