Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Another Obama Screw Up

Ex-president Obama has been out of office for about a month and his screw ups just keep on coming.
The latest: The Wiki Leaks document dump on the CIA and their secrets.
But I will say this, it's not surprising the technology the CIA has but it is surprising that Wiki was able to get ahold of it during the Obama administration.
From the Wall Street Journal:  WikiLeaks released thousands of documents and files Tuesday that it said exposed tools the Central Intelligence Agency uses to hack smartphones, computer operating systems, messenger applications and internet-connected televisions.
The unauthorized disclosure—the first part of which WikiLeaks said consisted of 8,761 documents and files from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence—confronts President Donald Trump with a threat from the very organization that leaked documents on his opponent, DemocratHillary Clinton, during the 2016 presidential campaign.
WikiLeaks named the series of files “Vault 7” and called the unauthorized disclosure the “largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency,” saying it exposed the malware and exploits the agency amassed to hack smartphones and turn some televisions into covert microphones....

WikiLeaks said the CIA recently “lost control” of the majority of its hacking arsenal. “This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its xpossessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA,” the site said in a statement. “The archive appears to have been circulating among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.”
There will be some bozo that will blame President Trump for the leaks but they are just uniformed partisan hicks.  There is no way Wiki got this and published it in amonth, so this release is the fault of Obama and his administration. 

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