Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wendy McElroy — Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed Wikileaks’ Warning

More on Vault 7.
This Wikileaks dump reiterated something we already knew; Our devices are fundamentally unsafe. No matter what kind of encryption we use, no matter which secure messaging apps we take care to run, no matter how careful we are to sign up for two-factor authentication, the CIA—and, we have to assume, other hackers—can infiltrate our operating systems, take control of our cameras and microphones, and bend our phones to their will. The same can be said of smart TVs, which could be made to surreptitiously record our living-room conversations.
Back to carrier pigeons?

1 comment:

Noah Way said...

Some years ago Russia's security services went back to typewriters because of persistent US hacking.