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A look at the leaked CIA malware attacks on Apple software

  • 26/03/2017 at 23:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyWikileaks has once more released a series of documents that claim to show malware the CIA used to spy on owners of Apple products. And they are pretty hardcore.

The CIA’s Target: Macs

We have seen many examples of how the CIA, among other organizations, have used exploits to get backdoor access into people’s phones, computers, and other devices. But this is a new set of revelations, specifically targeting Mac computers using directly targeted malware installed by CIA operatives.

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What you need to know about Wikileaks and CIA’s Hacking Program

  • 09/03/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyWikileaks have released a new batch of classified documents, this time from the CIA. Per the documents, the CIA have a section like the NSA, but with less accountability and oversight.

The CIA’s Tools and Wikileak’s Vault 7

The new series of leaks is titled “Vault 7”, and the first load of documents released called “Year Zero”. The documents focus on a section in the CIA called the Center for Cyber Intelligence. The unit was tasked with creating and using an arsenal of hacking tools (Malware, viruses, Trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits) to perform a range of subversive and covert operations.

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Secure your Messages with Keybase

  • 12/02/2017 at 23:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KeybasePrivacy and security are hot topics in this digital era. There’s a lot of reasons why someone would want to keep information private, and not always for nefarious reasons. A team might be working on privileged information for a company, or you might have a special night planned for your partner. This app has been updated to protect your messages on a range of platforms.

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Robots take over Chinese factory, 250% productivity raise is result

  • 08/02/2017 at 00:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
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RobotsRobots have been threatening to become the new workforce for generations. It has been a cause of alarm for many in production and other medial jobs, where bots have slowly been automating processes. Now a Chinese company has made the switch, and it has made a huge difference.

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Tech companies offer hilariously condescending letter to Trump over immigration

  • 03/02/2017 at 02:40 by It's a Gadget Staff
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TrumpTechnology companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazing and more have issued an open letter to President Donald Trump. It carefully explains why his executive order on immigration presents a whole host of problems, many of which concern the economy Trump claims to wish to boost. It is also one of the funniest letters ever sent to a president by corporations.

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Trump’s future immigration demands could hurt tech, alongside everything else

  • 31/01/2017 at 01:02 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeDonald Trump’s shocking ban on immigration is leading some experts to speculate that an impeachment could be on its way after only weeks in office. But it is not just politics, immigration, and world image that is being impacted by this radical policy. It could be hitting the technology industry in ways most wouldn’t expect.

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Apple sue Qualcomm for $1 Billion

  • 22/01/2017 at 22:41 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple LogoApple and Qualcomm are now locked in a legal battle. The claim from against Qualcomm is that the company is anticompetitive in its methods to keep their monopoly on the semiconductor market in mobile phones.

Qualcomm chips are found in iPhones, Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Sony, LeEco, HP, ZTE, ASUS, OnePlus, Moto and more. With so many companies using Qualcomm chips, it’s easy to see how the semiconductor company is a target for lawsuits. Samsung and Apple made up 40% of Qualcomm’s $23.5 billion revenue the last financial year.

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