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    Default CIA Hacking Into Smart TV's, etc

    WikiLeaks releases 'entire hacking capacity of the CIA' | Fox News

    I'm sure everyone has heard about this by now. Yesterday, WikiLeaks released documents stating that the CIA is hacking into Smart TV's, cell phones and more. This wouldn't be news if it was the NSA, but this is by the CIA. Everyone knew that the NSA has the ability to do that, but at least I didn't think the CIA had to. What do y'all think?
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    They must be bored as F if they want to see what I'm watching on TV and listen to my phone calls.
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    What bothers me is it looks like the idiot, Assaange, is sharing the hacking tools to anyone who wants to download them. Doesn't he see a problem with that?
    Before I do anything I ask myself, "would an idiot do that?" and if the answer is yes I do not do that thing. Dwight Schrute
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    It is dated from 2012-2013. A lot of the tools have been patched and have corresponding CVEs

    Also if you have a clearance or looking to get a clearance. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS. This can compromise your clearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyChick View Post
    What bothers me is it looks like the idiot, Assaange, is sharing the hacking tools to anyone who wants to download them. Doesn't he see a problem with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoRocket View Post
    It is dated from 2012-2013. A lot of the tools have been patched and have corresponding CVEs

    Also if you have a clearance or looking to get a clearance. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS. This can compromise your clearance.
    I didn't know that. But, how would the government know we clicked on the link? Are they, by chance, spying on you?
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    Not Only CIA is doing crap like this, but companies. "Targeted advertising".
    I swear to all that the other day I talked about wanting to buy some kind of clothing, I did not search for it and later on I got ads on FB about that.
    I try to limit permissions on my phone but damn.
    You would be very naive to think companies are not listening and watching us through technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoRocket View Post
    It is dated from 2012-2013. A lot of the tools have been patched and have corresponding CVEs

    Also if you have a clearance or looking to get a clearance. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS. This can compromise your clearance.
    Who said that it can compromise your clearance?
    Lots of people that has clearance clicked that. Lets not forget Trump won because wikileaks destroyed Hillary. Trump is also a close friend of the infowars guy.
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    Just because other clicked on it doesn't mean you should. The US Government considers classified material still classified whether it's been released to the public or not.

    The clearance runs on a need to know system. Since you are not the intended audience you do not have the need to know.

    I don't care if you click the link or not. Just stating a fact that some of our forum people might have clearances and the last thing I would like for them to have is their clearance revoked. Especially for this, this is silly. People will have screencaps and that might be safer.



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    Who said that it can compromise your clearance?
    Lots of people that has clearance clicked that. Lets not forget Trump won because wikileaks destroyed Hillary. Trump is also a close friend of the infowars guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOC-Ninja View Post
    Who said that it can compromise your clearance?
    Lots of people that has clearance clicked that. Lets not forget Trump won because wikileaks destroyed Hillary. Trump is also a close friend of the infowars guy.
    It's a DoD policy where government personnel are not allowed to view classified data in or out of controlled containers. It's eaiser to enforce active duty and GS employees than it is others. With that said, it's not something I see the USG pursuing, more like they will add it to the charges on top of other violations.

    Say there is currently an investigation on you (background check, clearance renewal, UCMJ, etc) could it affect yous? Would you want to risk it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurosaki00 View Post
    Not Only CIA is doing crap like this, but companies. "Targeted advertising".
    I swear to all that the other day I talked about wanting to buy some kind of clothing, I did not search for it and later on I got ads on FB about that.
    I try to limit permissions on my phone but damn.
    You would be very naive to think companies are not listening and watching us through technology.
    So get this, my wife and share an Amazon Prime account. I was searching for some clothes for my daughter just yesterday on Amazon, on my computer at work (was on break of course ). Later that day at home during dinner my wife tells me she saw a really cute shirt for our daughter today that popped up on her Facebook page via an ad. She took out her phone, went on Facebook and showed it to me. It was one of the shirts I was looking at! WTF

    I just assume anything I do on any piece of technology can be seen by almost anyone (hence my avatar)
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    How about this one: my wife messaged me on Google Hangouts about a certain product, and ads for it started showing up on my FB.

    Ain't nobody safe!
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    ITT: People who learn how cookies and sessions work.
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    In my case, I did not generate a cookie or hit an ad network. It was clearly mined from my message history.
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    I use my co-workers computer who leaves it unlock to check the link.......bahahahahah
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    If you're not already using it, install the uBlock Origin add-on. I have it for Firefox, and it does an amazing job. No more annoying targeted ads for me.
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    Also with Google you can actually switch targeted ads off...
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    Ads Personalization has been turned off in my dashboard for years.

    The only thing I haven't done yet is install the DoubleClick IBA Opt-Out plugin, which I'm doing right now.
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    Got this as a reputation point. lol. I still love this website.

    Completely wrong unfortunately. Downrate for thinking you actually knew what you were talking about.


    If somehow people don't know how cookies work and how it effects ads or shopping please click here

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    I apologize if this news that companies mine your data for ads or options on what to purchase. That includes things like messages and does not necessarily mean you have to click on an ad to be tracked.


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    The bothersome issue here is that privacy of others is being undervalued and usurped by other organizations and governments on an ever increasing basis. America's founding fathers would be turning in their graves to know the Fourth amendment of our constitution is being violated constantly. Its wrong, it has always been wrong because it has been abused far more than its poor justification.
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    Yepppp ^
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    I like the ads sometimes, its good when they know what I want to buy next and amazon is very good at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    They must be bored as F if they want to see what I'm watching on TV and listen to my phone calls.
    To be clear; 'they' no more interested in what you're watching on TV than I am. The reason for gaining access to a smart TV is so that the mic or camera can be activated thus 'they' can listen to what's be said in that room or see what's going on in that room. The same goes for gaining access to smart phones, tablets and laptops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoRocket View Post
    It is dated from 2012-2013. A lot of the tools have been patched and have corresponding CVEs

    Also if you have a clearance or looking to get a clearance. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS. This can compromise your clearance.

    Thanks. I didn't see the date on that. I still don't like that he did this. And there's no way I would click on the link!
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    Just for fun, how does the CIA listening to my personal conversations have any effect on my life? I'm in no way saying it is OK. But what would they be doing with that information that would effect me in a bad way?

    Yes, I realize that it they are violating a Constitutional Amendment and shouldn't be able to do it. And I'm not asking the question in regards to other businesses, just the CIA. I'm sure most people on here know more than I do about this (haven't looked into too much personally) and asking cause I'm actually curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Just for fun, how does the CIA listening to my personal conversations have any effect on my life? I'm in no way saying it is OK. But what would they be doing with that information that would effect me in a bad way?

    Yes, I realize that it they are violating a Constitutional Amendment and shouldn't be able to do it. And I'm not asking the question in regards to other businesses, just the CIA. I'm sure most people on here know more than I do about this (haven't looked into too much personally) and asking cause I'm actually curious.
    Assuming you are not engaged in nefarious activity, the only practical thing I can think of (right now) would be a case of mistaken identity where you were flagged as someone who was up to no good.
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