Big Brother’s Toolbox: The Hacking and Spying Technology of the CIA (w/ VIDEO)

Since March 2017, Wikileaks has been releasing the largest leak of confidential CIA documents in its history. Its name: Vault 7.

These releases follow Wikileaks publication of CIA documents revealing the infiltration the CIA took of the 2012 French presidential election. Vault 7 is the means that was used to do so, plus much more.

Mere days ago Wikileaks released the most recent addition to this ongoing series entitled Angelfire, which is a malware framework developed to infect Windows operating systems without the user being able to see that they’ve been hacked.

Angelfire’s comprised of five components, each with its own purpose, as the site Bleeping Computer summarizes:

↦ Solartime – Malware that modifies the boot sector to load Wolfcreek.
↦ Wolfcreek – Self-loading driver that can load other drivers and user-mode applications.
↦ Keystone – Component that’s responsible for starting other implants (technical term for malware).
↦ BadMFS – a covert file system that is created at the end of the active partition. AngelFire uses BadMFS to store all other components. All files are obfuscated and encrypted.
↦ Windows Transitory File System – a newer component that’s an alternative to BadMFS. Instead of storing files on a secret file system, the component uses transitory (temporary) files for the storage system.

Aside from Angelfire, there have been 21 other CIA programs exposed in Vault 7, as well.

CouchPotato, for example, is used to tap into remote video streams.

Dumbo hacks into microphones and webcams. 

HighRise is used to hack into SMS messaging software on Android devices.

DarkMatter are the tools used to hack into Macs and iPhones.

WeepingAngel is used to turn Smart TV’s into live microphones, making it possible for the agency to hear what’s going on inside the room any Smart TV is in.

Creeped out yet? You should be!

This, of course, is only to name a few. Click here to enter the Wikileaks site and browse every release in Valut 7.

By Olan Thomas of Cut2TheTruth.

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Corporate Spying: Samsung TV’s Are Watching Us

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Remember the flat screen TV’s hanging off the walls that helped Big Brother monitor citizens in their homes in George Orwell’s 1984? Well it’s looking more and more like Orwell took a time machine to a very real future and wrote a report on it, rather than merely writing predictive fiction.

Simply put, if you own a Samsung Smart TV, you should be watching what you say in your own home. Today news is circulating of one of the most disgusting corporate breaches of trust to date.

According to multiple news sources, and Samsung’s own website, Smart TV’s, when connected to the internet, have the capability to listen to conversations near them — and Samsung employees are listening in and taking notes on you, personally.

Samsung claims this massive invasion of their customers privacy is for marketing purposes. In other words, they think that because they’re gathering information on what people want to buy, they can listen in on any person’s living room, at any time of the day or night, for as long as they choose, while their customers are none the wiser.

The surveillance technology comes attached to the TV’s voice recognition feature, which can be turned off, but this would render the entire TV almost useless.

“Samsung says the voice recognition function can be disabled in the settings menu of the device, but that will result in a loss of some features in the TV.” —News Talk 770.

While fine print in the Smart TV’s manual discloses the fact third parties can listen to you through your TV to gather information, this feature dances very close to illegal surveillance and many feel the disclosure of the listening device should be much more evident before purchasing.

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