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Wikileaks Vault 7: CIA's Weeping Angel Tool Can Turn On Samsung Smart TV's Mic
24 April 2017, 2:05 am

Wikileaks is nowhere near done exposing the Vault 7 files allegedly belonging to the CIA, this time around publishing a user guide for Weeping Angel, a tool that allows the secretive agency to get control over Smart TVs. 

Weeping Angels is a tool that was mentioned in the first round of files exposed by Wikileaks back in March. Now, the whistleblower site is expanding on that information, bringing more details to the table. 

First off, Weeping Angel is a tool that's derived from another tool created by the British intelligence agency MI5/BTSS, called "Extending."

Extending is a way for the spies to take control of the Samsung F Series Smart TV. The user guide explains that this is an implant that was designed to record audio from the built-in microphone and egress or store the data. 

The malware can be deployed to the TV via USB stick, while the data can be gathered the sa... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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