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WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA Infects "Factory Fresh" iPhones
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 07:12:40 PM »
WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA Infects "Factory Fresh" iPhones
23 March 2017, 4:56 pm

Vault 7 revelations are back via WikiLeaks, and it seems that iPhones are the center of attention this time as documents reveal that the CIA has been infecting macOS firmware and "factory fresh" iPhones for years. 

If the first time around we saw a trove of documents regarding all types of exploitations the CIA can make use of, this time we're focusing on Macs and iPhones. 

For instance, the "Dark Matter" documents discuss one project called "Sonic Screwdriver." Created by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch, the Screwdriver is a mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting. 

In short, an attacker could install malicious software on your device via a USB stick, even if a firmware password is required. The infector for this particular tool is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter. 

Then, another project is "DarkSeaSkies,... (read more)

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