Apple AirPort not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by...



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    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,566administrator
    ...CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories…

    The latest dump from the "Vault 7" data details the program where the U.S. CIA was able to redirect a surveillance target's web traffic, scan for passwords, and monitor site visits from a penetrated router. The two methods of installing the package are either another undetailed tool called Claymore, or through a "supply-chain operation" in the factories or distribution chains themselves.
    Explain how this is constitutional without using phrases and concepts from Orwell. Why aren't we hanging these people en masse?
    In theory, the CIA doesn't execute surveillance on US citizens. Does constitutionality apply internationally?
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    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    In theory…
    Sounds like a conspiracy to me.  :# Seriously, at this point in the game it's a "conspiracy theory" (in the liberal sense of the word, not the actual definition) to believe they're NOT spying on Americans. People need to get out of this 'the government does bad things but all governments do so it's okay and they shouldn't be held accountable because it would be hard to do that' mindset before they get themselves killed.
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