WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations – The Washington Post

The material includes the secret source code of an “obfuscation” technique used by the CIA so its malware can evade detection by antivirus systems. The technique is used by all professional hackers, whether they work for the National Security Agency, Moscow’s FSB or the Chinese military. But because the code contains a specific algorithm, a digital fingerprint of sorts, it can now be used to identify CIA hacking operations that had previously been detected but not attributed.

“It’s one thing to say, ‘I got hacked.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘I got hacked by the CIA,’” said Jake Williams, founder of Rendition InfoSec, a cybersecurity firm. “I suspect this could cause some foreign policy issues down the road.”

If this source code is used in a majority of CIA hacking operations, Williams said, the release could be “devastating.”

WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations – The Washington Post

hmmm

FBI Director Comey: “There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy In America” 

“There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” Comey said Wednesday. “That’s the bargain. And we made that bargain over two centuries ago to achieve two goals. To achieve the very, very important goal of privacy and to achieve the important goal of security. Widespread default encryption changes that bargain. In my view it shatters the bargain.”

FBI Director Comey: “There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy In America” – BuzzFeed News

What a trash-heap full of double-speak nonsense.