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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [free-software-melb] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WI

From: Adrian Colomitchi
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [free-software-melb] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WIKILEAKS, Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:23:05 +1100

> This isn't really news.
From the two messages: "Security by obscurity in these areas" vs "Assange is ..." - which one would you consider relevant for you?

The very page linked in the original poster:

"The CIA made these systems unclassified.

Why the CIA chose to make its cyberarsenal unclassified reveals how concepts developed for military use do not easily crossover to the 'battlefield' of cyber 'war'.

To attack its targets, the CIA usually requires that its implants communicate with their control programs over the internet. If CIA implants, Command & Control and Listening Post software were classified, then CIA officers could be prosecuted or dismissed for violating rules that prohibit placing classified information onto the Internet. Consequently the CIA has secretly made most of its cyber spying/war code unclassified. The U.S. government is not able to assert copyright either, due to restrictions in the U.S. Constitution. This means that cyber 'arms' manufactures and computer hackers can freely "pirate" these 'weapons' if they are obtained. The CIA has primarily had to rely on obfuscation to protect its malware secrets."

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Russell Coker <> wrote:
This isn't really news. After Snowden's information this is something most people expected.

Also remember that Assange seems to be a Russian agent.
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