Julian Assange’s arrest: some hightlights

A famous activist, appreciated award-winning journalist author of great journalistic scoops, was dragged out of an embassy and arrested.No, it didn’t happen in a dictatorial state, it happen in London. An interesting point, IMHO, is that the Julian Assange’s charges are centered on hacking, not on the publishing of classified…

How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Enlarge / A configuration screen found in the Drifting Deadline exploit. (credit: WikiLeaks) Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intelligence Agency has used USB drives to infiltrate computers so sensitive they are severed from the Internet to prevent them from being infected. More than 150 pages of…

WikiLeaks Dumps Docs on CIA’s Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks on Tuesday dropped one of its most explosive word bombs ever: A secret trove of documents apparently stolen from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detailing methods of hacking everything from smart phones and TVs to compromising Internet routers and computers. KrebsOnSecurity is still digesting much of this fascinating…