CIA Hacking & Vault 7: Your Guide to the Latest WikiLeaks Release (MakeUseOf)

I haven’t been linking to much about WikiLeaks because honestly, I don’t trust it, and I don’t like the way it treats the privacy of the civilians who end up in its leaks. (Casually.) But if you’ve been seeing news about WikiLeaks and the CIA, and you want a good overview, MakeUseOf has you covered: CIA Hacking & Vault 7: Your Guide to the Latest WikiLeaks Release. “After multiple teasers from WikiLeaks, on 7th March 2017 the whistle-blowing website released a set of documents called Vault 7. These were purportedly leaked from inside the Center for Cyber Intelligence unit of the CIA. To accompany the Vault 7 documents, WikiLeaks prepared a press release detailing the background and main discoveries of the leak. However, in the hours following its release there were a number of sensational headlines that claimed encryption on apps like WhatsApp and Signal had been compromised. This isn’t true, despite the widespread reporting. So what exactly did the Vault 7 leaks tell us, and should we worry?”

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