Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear Date of Publication: 03.10.17. 03.10.17 Time of Publication: 4:30 pm. 4:30 pm Be Seeing You
It was a big week for the security community. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published some 9,000 pages of documents detailing various hacking tools the CIA had developed to spy on intelligence targets. They hit the public like a punch to the gut. Your cellphone can be hacked. Your windows PC or Mac is pudding in the hands of government snoops. Even a smart TV can be converted into a bug that records private conversations. Jiminy! That’s pretty nuts. WIRED’s security editor Brian Barrett joins Michael Calore to talk about the Vault 7 revelations, and what they mean for consumers.Podcast RSS iTunes Download
Some links: Andy Greenberg detailsthe tools exposed in the Vault 7 leak. Mike tells you how to find out if your Samsung television isspying on you (it very likely is not,you can trust it). See all of WIRED’sVault 7 coverage. Recommendations this week are Last Chance U and the New York mag conversation with David Letterman .
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