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Wikileaks unveils Cherry Blossom docs: CIA Has Been Hacking WiFi Routers for Years

 
 
 
 
 
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“Cherry Blossom maintains an information database of wireless network devices,” according to the user’s manual, which “contains information about hundreds of network devices including manufacturer, make, model, version, reference design, FCC ID, network processor, wireless chipset, operating system, default username/password, etc.”

The 175-page guidebook created in 2006, but revised in 2012, seems to show the CIA developed implants that can essentially infect a computer network for products from a number of different manufacturers, like Linksys, Netgear, Motorola, DLink, Dell and Belkin.

Other once-classified files publicized by WikiLeaks reveal the CIA had a number of “secret”-labeled maps that appear to be visual instructions for further hacking mechanisms.

While the authenticity of the recently divulged documents have not been officially confirmed, the details wouldn’t be an extremely surprising revelation.

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