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Vault 7: CIA Hoards Zero Day Vulnerabilities, Can Crack Phones Running Twitter
7 March 2017, 4:56 pm

The CIA has been hoarding zero-day vulnerabilities, hoping to get the upper hand on those pesky little companies half the world uses - Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others. Furthermore, it used one of these vulnerabilities to built malware that can hack devices that have run Twitter accounts. 

The revelations are made in the Vault 7 files released by Wikileaks, which explain how the CIA has a massive collection of hacking tools. 

While most of the files are inaccessible at this point, WikiLeaks does give one example. By using malware, CIA was able to penetrate, infest and control both the Android phone and iPhone software that runs or has run Twitter accounts, including the President's. 

They claim the CIA used undisclosed security vulnerabilities to build the malware. This means that if the CIA can hack the phones, so can anyone else who discovered it after them. If the CIA does not disclose the zero-day bugs, Go... (read more)

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