Posted by Jack
WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.
(Mike Pompeo new CIA director) If the documents are authentic, as appeared likely at first review, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy organization and a serious blow to the C.I.A., which maintains its own hacking capabilities to be used for espionage.
The initial release, which WikiLeaks said was only the first part of the document collection, included 7,818 web pages with 943 attachments, the group said. The entire archive of C.I.A. material consists of several hundred million lines of computer code, it said.
Among other disclosures that, if confirmed, would rock the technology world, the WikiLeaks release said that the C.I.A. and allied intelligence services had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to the statement from WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.”
Some of this information was disclosed over a year ago, in particular how the devices in your home with cameras built in could be activate surreptitiously. We’ve known for some time that a skilled hacker could activate or disable other devices without your knowledge, like computers in self driving cars. But, what is worse is the sub-contractors for the CIA, were taking this stuff home and playing with it! That’s a huge no-no. They were recklessly trying it out on each other and they did this for months without detection. Then someone in their group decided to pull a SNOWDEN and leak the info about this clandestine equipment to the public.
It’s not know if the actual software coding has been leaked, I hope not! That could be an even worse disaster than tipping off our enemies what we can do. Perhaps the leaker may have had second thoughts because it could come back to bite them (used on them).
Now the knowledge of what the CIA could do with high tech devices was released to Wikileaks. This is what happens when you make hero’s out of traitors (Snowden) and when they are caught (Bradley Manning), they get off light, at least compared to previous cases of espionage.
Obama set a low standard for punishment and I think he did it deliberately to hurt not only the CIA, but all of our espionage activities in many agencies. Why? Because Obama is a smug, self-centered liberal, and as you would expect, he’s anti-military, anti-cop.
More than once Obama let his personal politics and bias influence his judgement on national security (and law enforcement). To fix this, President Trump needs to prosecute those responsible for the leaks and if it means life in prison for these nerd-jokers, so be it. Maybe the next bunch won’t treat their assignment so recklessly.
This horrific leak of secrets demonstrates one thing quite clearly, an internal probe into the management of the CIA is long over due too. The supervision or lack thereof, of these sub-contractors was grossly incompetent and unacceptable. This huge leak of top secret data demonstrates a total lack of control. The CIA people in charge of the sub-contractors should, at the very least be terminated, if not prosecuted. And the tech companies that supplied them should be sued into bankruptcy. We need and deserve accountability on this one!
I feel there are too many liberal-leftist in government civil service, from the State Dept., NSA, CIA, DIA, etc., that have become far too willing to leak secrets, motivated by their liberal politics. The leaks and back stabbing must stop!
In order to hurt Trump and possibly reverse his election, we have a small, but well placed group of Obama appointees – all long time liberals, operating within the inner circles of government. They represent an unnecessary risk. We need to find these people before more damage is done, then purge them to make our federal agencies trustworthy again.
Now Let us talk about the Constitution shall we?
Spying on American citizens and building a profile is not keeping us safe.
LET’S START WITH THE CONSTITUTION. Again this is unconstitutional and you do not care.
USA has the worst Stassi ever built.
THINK…NSA already does this
.a second agency listening in on you in your home?
You are asking for a knockdown of the USA
Old people need to step aside the horse and buggy is not coming back
The leaks are to keep us safe….
These leaks came from deep inside the CIA to help us
……….WAKE UP ..It s so bad people risk their lives to warn us
The leaks are “keeping us safe?”
That’s a good one. Who exactly is served when this dirty laundry is vomited to the public? How much of it can we trust to be accurate. Is what we learn worth the damage being done to decent hard working agents who are dedicated and loyal to America and America ideals?
Those championing this with absolute joy imagine they are on the side of good. They imagine that the leakers are doing something noble. But throwing this stuff out into the public makes us more vulnerable, less safe and does nothing to expose pockets of corruption or the individuals responsible.
I see this as a many faceted problem. There’s no doubt there are corrupt individuals or groups within our institutions of government. Some of the corruption is political in nature. Some of it is driven by greed. But some of it is a result of training that disregards and disrespects the basic time-honored standards and values that once shaped our nation’s institutions: loyalty, honor, respect for authority, honesty, integrity of purpose, and holding oneself to a higher standard. It was this morality, this discipline, that made it possible to win WWII and defeat one of the world’s most despicable regimes of the last century.
David Horowitz has an excellent article today, War Against Trump. Itserves to remind us of the radical agenda to undermine the basic founding premise of America and create it’s replacement…the “fundamental transformation” that Obama promised in 2008. We must remember not to place blame on the last administration. His presidency was the culmination of decades of effort behind the scenes:
If someone wanted to destroy America the best way to do it is to make it rot from within. Many young people today seem to know nothing of values such as honor, loyalty, or individual responsibility. And they certainly havenlt been taught the basic premise of equality. They cite the Constitution without understanding it’s meaning or that it takes a moral populace to sustain a republic.
You’re right Jack. We need to weed out the corrupt people working against our Constitution and basic values. We also need to train and educate the coming generations.
“The left’s creed – identity politics – is an anti-American, racially charged determination to reject individual accountability and individual freedom, and to establish in their place group privileges, and racial/gender hierarchies.”
This is bunk … which is, of course, why Mr. Horowitz’s work appeals to you. We already have racial/gender hierarchies. What you and Mr. Horowitz are terrified about is the possibility that they may change.
Chill. How bad could it be?
Tell us Dewey. Where ARE we going?
This is gonna floor you, but it just ain’t that big a deal. All the players already knew what all the other players were up to. Why is it so horrible that we now know?
What’s more, if it hadn’t got out … that the boys are taking the toys home … it never would have stopped. And I rather think it will, now, stop.
“In order to hurt Trump and possibly reverse his election, we have a small, but well placed group of Obama appointees – all long time liberals, operating within the inner circles of government. They represent an unnecessary risk. We need to find these people before more damage is done, then purge them to make our federal agencies trustworthy again.”
… is just partisan paranoia. I mean, I don’t think you even read this anywhere; you just made it up … because you apparently enjoy thinking along these lines. On top of which, all the TA leaking, is, if you believe the sources themselves, senior TA people jockeying for power. How come that’s not treasonous?
It very well could be, Libby! Would have been not that long ago.
I believe that, more likely than not, the intelligence agencies that were hacked knew they were being hacked. I also believe that these agencies would have allowed for the spread of not only some factual information but also misinformation, thus, “salting the mine.” These strategies have been around forever, so I am not too worried about this leak.
Ys slow down Cowboy. Any News agency pretending they know all are lying. There are thousand of pages.
The CIA knew these were already being passed around by many Gov hacker types.
So read through some yourself. Knowledge is power.
michael hastings comes back into question as well.
another fun one
CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election
Oh and if ya want the dump
here ya go
1) Install ‘transmission’ (https://transmissionbt.com/download/ )
2) download https://file.wikileaks.org/torrent/WikiLeaks-Year-Zero-2017-v1.7z.torrent …
3) install ‘7zip’ 4) use it to unpack ‘.7z’ file
CIA Vault 7 Year Zero decryption passphrase: SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds
PBO Admin warrants on WikiLeaks :
Taps happen to all under investigation. What we need to stop is the use of these devices to Frame innocent political dissidents into a false arrest by concocting a case ect ect.
This is a violation of our rights. The MSM already has Hillary voters saying this keep us safe. Media = PR Firm