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    Congress Scrambles To Protect The CIA


    Published on 16 Mar 2017


    The blitz is on. And It didn’t take long for the deep state to put its full
    weight into the counteroffensive needed to attempt to offset the damage
    to public trust after wikileaks exposed catastrophic levels of the CIA’s
    cyber warfare arsenal.

    As THE HILL wrote "At issue is the CIA’s purported strategy of keeping a
    database of “stolen” malware produced by other countries, including Russia,
    and using it to obscure covert hacking operations. The documents attribute
    the strategy to an agency division called “Umbrage.”

    “The CIA's Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group collects and maintains
    a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in
    other states including the Russian Federation,”

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    Swedish prosecutors to decide on Assange investigation soon



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    Edward Snowden Vault 7 " Wikileaks" Obama Targeting Trump Tower Live from Russia Stream, Mar 14, 2017 (37:39)
    A great interview, Snowden explains the reality of targeting capabilities, breaks down the process of data collection and explains how the FBI intercepts devices for spying.



    Larry King interviewing John McAfee, Mar 15, 2017 (8:53).
    Nothing new to be learned if you've been following the thread but a good summary for anyone else interested in what Vault 7 reveals about the security concerns of US industry and citizens.

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    Quote Posted by Innocent Warrior (here)
    Edward Snowden Vault 7 " Wikileaks" Obama Targeting Trump Tower Live from Russia Stream, Mar 14, 2017 (37:39)
    A great interview, Snowden explains the reality of targeting capabilities, breaks down the process of data collection and explains how the FBI intercepts devices for spying.



    Larry King interviewing John McAfee, Mar 15, 2017 (8:53).
    Nothing new to be learned if you've been following the thread but a good summary for anyone else interested in what Vault 7 reveals about the security concerns of US industry and citizens.

    Has anyone on this forum seen the 2016 Showtime documentary, that some may call a "hit piece", on John McAfee titled: Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee..? I had not heard of this documentary until just a few days ago when I stumbled across it while surfing through some TV channels. I happened to catch it at the beginning and found myself getting caught up in it and watched the entire film.

    I do not watch much TV, except old movies and soccer, but on this occasion I watched the documentary because I had just, that same day, come across McAfee on the internet being interviewed about Vault 7 and cybersecurity. I had not thought of or seen/heard of McAfee in many years (when he was fleeing form Belize in connection with the murder of his neighbor), but here on the same day I see him twice. Synchronicity? I had to see what the documentary was about.

    The documentary is, to say the least, not flattering of him, and it is in fact down-right indicting. It makes him out to be a paranoid, murdering, controlling psychopath with unusual, if not sick, sexual inclinations. (Not a pedo, however.)

    I could not help but wonder if the timing of the showing of the documentary (which I assume had been aired before (because it was made in 2016), but maybe not) has anything to do with his emergence recently in connection with Vault 7. Discredit McAfee and you discredit what he says about cypersecurity and Vault 7.

    Just wondering outloud.

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    In regards to McAfee..I heard him being on the run which made the news in 2014? while he basically wanted to "come clean" and publicly warn the public that he was forced/enticed to install a backdoor to his software.

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    I haven't seen Gringo, nor was I aware of McAfee's er...adventures. I'd have to see some majorly compelling evidence before I entertained the idea of him being a murderer, regardless, I feel repulsed by this man after watching this Dateline piece. I have no tolerance for people like that.

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    Quote I haven't seen Gringo, nor was I aware of McAfee's er...adventures
    I know he was lying low a few years ago and he did do some interviews
    basically saying he was set up. Because he has been on a lot of shows
    over the past year I presume it was 'sorted' . I do not know that other
    than none of the recent interviews I have seen and posted the subject
    has not been brought up.....

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    Quote Posted by Cidersomerset (here)
    Quote I haven't seen Gringo, nor was I aware of McAfee's er...adventures
    I know he was lying low a few years ago and he did do some interviews
    basically saying he was set up. Because he has been on a lot of shows
    over the past year I presume it was 'sorted' . I do not know that other
    than none of the recent interviews I have seen and posted the subject
    has not been brought up.....
    I haven't seen it mentioned in the interviews I've seen either. I just checked for the latest on that and according to THIS article, they eventually said he's not a suspect and there's links to videos of the sources interviewed by Showtime recanting their claims. I watched a teaser of the documentary and didn't buy what I saw, I'm inclined to believe him.
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    A few vids one recent the second is one of the ones I saw a few years ago.....


    What Really Happened In Belize (Techcrunch Interview)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pERKW7ZCluQ

    Published on 31 Jan 2016
    Find out the truth about Mr. McAfee's time in Belize and what
    happens when you stand toe-to-toe with a corrupt banana republic.

    =========================================
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    John McAfee Exclusive: How I Escaped from Belize



    Published on 23 Oct 2013

    Anti-Virus founder reveals an incredible story of heroic proportions of how he fooled the
    belize police and sent them on a wild goose chase that bought him time to escape into
    mexico. John also talks about how obamacare is broken and should be repealed.
    "scrap it" and start over again he said on the monday, October 21st broadcast.

    ================================================== =
    ================================================== =

    Longer interview with more details......

    Passports for Sale: What Really Happened in Belize with John McAfee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geBI3hLdOoI

    Published on 14 Mar 2014

    John McAfee, the founder of the computer anti-virus company McAfee and
    Associates. His latest venture in the field of bacterial quorum sensing is QuorumEx
    based in Belize.
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    Quote Posted by Innocent Warrior (here)
    From WikiLeaks -

    Quote WikiLeaks has contacted Apple, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla & MicroTik to help protect users against CIA malware
    Source.
    Update on CIA #Vault7 "zero day" software vulnerabilities



    Source.
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    Thanks to Onawah who posted this video here.

    I don't agree with the title of the video, considering the DNC's "Pied Piper" strategy revealed by WikiLeaks, that claim is debatable, IMO. I'm posting this video as an example of what WikiLeaks refers to as the deep state (what's at the core of that is another discussion entirely) and the importance of declawing the beast, as the Pentagon insider accurately described it (posted by KiwiElf here). BTW, I pointed out that Vault 7 covers the years 2013 -2016 and that it's unlikely past activities are a concern, to expand on and clarify what I wrote there, I'm not dismissing that source or the possibility of Vault 7 being a mixed bag, just that I doubt topics like who neutralised Kennedy will be revealed in Vault 7.

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    WIKILEAKS VAULT 7 CIA HACKING TOOLS EXPOSE DEMOCRATS,
    OBAMA, CLINTON: DNC Needs Corruption Hidden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U822woQc_zk

    Published on 18 Mar 2017
    ‘I Will Forever Regret’: Donna Brazile Admits She
    Gave Debate Questions to Clinton Campaign

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    NEWSWEEK ACCUSES WIKILEAKS AND ASSANGE OF WORKING
    WITH RUSSIA: Newsweek Works with Democrats

    Published on 18 Mar 2017
    WHAT IS JULIAN ASSANGE’S GAME? HELPING PUTIN, IT SEEMS

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    WIKILEAKS EXPLAINS HOW SWEDEN'S FRA MIGHT HELP UK'S
    GCHQ WIRETAP TRUMP: Did Sweden Wiretap Trump?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exuhIe_3S2w

    Published on 19 Mar 2017

    ‘I Will Forever Regret’: Donna Brazile Admits She Gave Debate
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    https://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2017/...&share-ad-id=1

    Anti-Virus Solutions Exposed in Vault 7 Leaks


    The CIA Vault 7 leaks have been all over the internet since the information has been breached. The leaks have led to some serious concern, not only with the general public, but within the White House as well.
    For anyone who may not be aware, the Vault 7 leak exposed the CIA’s hacking tools. These include hacking into device microphones, cameras, even security software programs. There were 20 different security solutions that the government had been using to find vulnerabilities within. Upon finding the vulnerabilities, they would not report them. Instead they used them to bypass the security protection and install malware on various PCs. Below, you will find a screenshot of the security solutions the CIA was bypassing. You can also find a full list of compromised documents here.


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    Research Challenge: Are Your Devices Compromised by the CIA?

    Quote For the 2nd WL Research Challenge, we have extracted over 400 companies, products, and terms mentioned in the Vault 7 docs. However, these words were found across thousands of documents and we don't know which of these are vulnerable to CIA hacking.

    So we need your help going through the documents to determine which are CIA hacking targets and which are not. To participate:

    1. Browse the list of companies, products, and terms on the WLRC wiki.
    2. Find items which are interesting to you
    3. Click on documents published on WikiLeaks to analyze.
    4. Post back your findings here or add them to the wiki (if you have an account).

    If you want to chat, we also now have a Research Community chat channel on Matrix and IRC.
    Source (Reddit thread).

    * * *

    Quote CIA was secretly exploiting a vulnerability in a huge range of Cisco router models -- discovered thanks to #Vault7 https://tools.cisco.com/security/cen...o-sa-20170317-


    Source.

    * * *

    Interesting that WikiLeaks retweeted this -

    Quote Senate feared that if evidence of CIA psychic research got out, the public would tie it to mind control experiments http://buff.ly/2mIaofU


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    Wikileaks Vault 7 Sane Progressive Discussion Series with Tatsu Ikeda: Part 1 (1:25:28)



    Quote Wikileaks Vault 7 explosively revealed that the CIA has unleashed the majority of their hacking tools and cyber weapons onto the globe. The technical nature of this release compiled with corporate media and political establishment manipulations around the content leave many of us confused over the real implications and the actual threats. I have brought in Tatsu as a reference source for viewers questions and to clarify the content. This series is for the lay person who wants to be able to be able to better comprehends some of the technical implications. Please feel free to share you knowledge, your research, your questions, and your concerns in the comments below. Thanks guys!
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    https://wikileaks.com/ciav7p1/
    Zero Days (HOMEWORK):
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/
    Iran Cyberattacks by CIA:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/wor...
    US Rejected Aid for Israeli Raid on Iranian Nuclear Site
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/was...
    Resolution introduced by Hastings for Iran Preemptive War (BY A DEMOCRAT):
    http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-proj...
    On Michael Hastings and concerns that his crash was a Government Targeted Assassination:
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    It's my understanding in talking with people far more in the know on this, that the general public's take away from the Vault 7 release is that the CIA hacked public and private entities around the world, unlawfully.

    The majority of the release was the technical nature and protocols used to execute these hacks so that those entities that were violated would be able to build or purchase tools to stop the continuation of the hacks.

    The release will allow for new technology to disable the CIA/NSA from snooping on international corporations most of who were bidding for contracts against US multinational firms.
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    DW interview with Julian Assange - Vault 7, Syria, Trump.



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    Quote Posted by Innocent Warrior (here)
    Cider posted -
    Quote WIKILEAKS VAULT 7 CIA CAN SPY THROUGH TELEVISION:
    Edward Snowden Analyzes WikiLeaks Vault 7
    If you own a smart TV, see "Weeping Angel" in the projects section.
    How to tell if your Samsung Smart TV is being listened to - https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/pa...html#efmAbQAca

    * * *

    Updates on this release (Year Zero) from later sections of this thread.

    The Linux Foundation's response to CIA hacking tools in post #225.

    Articles/papers on techniques for bypassing personal security products, from Year Zero, at post #224.
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    DW interview with Julian Assandge - Vault 7, Syria, Trump.

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    Senate feared that if evidence of CIA psychic research got out, the public would tie it to mind control experiments http://buff.ly/2mIaofU


    I say out with it already - am anxiously awaiting wikileaks intel on active mind control experiments.

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    #Vault7: WikiLeaks releases 'Dark Matter' batch of CIA hacking tactics for Apple products

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    © Toru Hanai / Reuters

    WikiLeaks has released the latest batch of documents in its Vault 7 series of documents related to the CIA's espionage programs. The latest release, dubbed 'Dark Matter,' reveals the specific techniques used to target Apple products.

    The release discloses the alleged details of methods employed by the CIA to compromise devices manufactured by Apple including the iPhone and Macbook Air.

    In a statement from WikiLeaks, the whistleblower group said today's 'Dark Matter' leak includes details of the 'Sonic Screwdriver' project, described by the CIA as a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting."

    Techniques named in the release detail methods that could allow devices to be compromised between the manufacturing line and the end user or by a CIA asset in close proximity to a target.

    The leak came just prior to WikiLeaks latest press briefing which is scheduled to take place at 10am ET. The last Vault 7 press conference was cancelled after Julian Assange claimed their streaming services were being attacked.

    The projects, developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB), attack Apple's firmware meaning that any infections are persistent regardless of efforts to remove them, including if the operating system is reinstalled.

    WikiLeaks said this allows an attacker to boot its attack software from a USB stick on to a device even when a firmware password is enabled on the device, meaning the read-only memory of a device can be modified using 'Sonic Screwdriver'.

    The infector is stored in the Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter, claim WikiLeaks.

    Julian Assange is answering questions on the latest release at today's press conference.

    The press conference comes two weeks after Assange said WikiLeaks will give tech companies exclusive access to leaked information they obtained from the CIA in the first part of 'Vault 7', known as 'Zero Days'.
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