CIA developed tools to infect iPhone and Macs: Wikileaks

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment TechGenix malware privacy

Apple and the U.S. federal government have a contentious history. Many may remember the debacle in which the FBI crossed swords with the tech giant over access, or lack thereof, to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone. The feds in other divisions, as Wikileaks shows in their most recent data data dump, appear to also have it out for the iPhone as well as MacBooks. In the March 23rd data dump entitled “Dark Matter,” which is a continuation of the Vault 7 series, Wikileaks shows damning evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency has “projects that infect Apple Mac firmware.” The actual research was conducted by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB) and targeted Macs and iPhones, with the overall goal being to permanently infect the devices upon creation. With some of the explored firmware infections in this data leak it does not matter if you re-install the OS; the very core of the device is bugged (without a doubt for mass-surveillance purposes).

negrii_irina88 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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