The CIA Has Hacked Wireless Routers by the Dozens; Is Yours One?

By mid-2012, according to one of the documents, there were roughly 25 different hacked wireless routers from 10 manufacturers. The manufacturers include Asus, Belkin, Buffalo, Dell, D-Link, Linksys, Motorola, Netgear, Senao and US Robotics. Future implants for revisions of those identified devices could also be possible, according to the document obtained by ZDNet.

Apple, notably, was not on the list. That means Airport and Time Capsule products might not be involved in the hack. However, it’s also possible that those devices were cracked at a later date.

In early March 2017, WikiLeaks released documents showing that the CIA had developed and obtained exploits for iOS devices. Apple rapidly divulged that many of those exploits had already been corrected. It will be interesting to see what the fallout is from the latest release. The fact that so many Wi-Fi routers are vulnerable to spying is fairly troubling, but not terribly surprising.

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