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bob

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Vault 7 and Google
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:50:22 am »

Crickets coming from Google over the numerous zero day exploits in Android.
Apple has already posted a response saying many of the exploits have been patched already (even though some are from 2016)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/08/apple-ios-wikileaks-cia-exploits/

Microsoft says they are looking at it.
1984 Big Brother is watching you watching telescreen TV manufacturer Samsung is pretty quiet as well.

Considering their market share, Google's apparent disdain for security issues in their OS is disconcerting to say the least.

A similar unit targets Google's Android which is used to run the majority of the world's smart phones (~85%) including Samsung, HTC and Sony. 1.15 billion Android powered phones were sold last year. "Year Zero" shows that as of 2016 the CIA had 24 "weaponized" Android "zero days" which it has developed itself and obtained from GCHQ, NSA and cyber arms contractors.


https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

I'm updating this post as more info comes in....
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Re: Vault 7 and Google
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 11:21:50 am »

The other problem with Android is, once patches are pushed out it's up to the device manufacturers and cell carriers to push out the patches - even the monthly security fixes Google makes!

I only just now got January's security patch "level" with the Android 7.0 update a couple weeks ago with nothing newer available (the latest security patches before the upgrade came from June 2016!).

It's terrible to see not too old devices stuck on older Android releases with old security patches with little chance of updates unless you're willing to install custom ROMs on your phone. Either that or buy a Pixel which gets updates quickly. Whereas Apple devices can update to newer iOS releases almost immediately after release, even two year old devices!
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Re: Vault 7 and Google
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 11:03:52 pm »

ASUS is so far behind on updates it is unreal. I think you can tap my phone by putting your ear to the "rail".
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