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www/proprietary malware-appliances.html malware...


From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www/proprietary malware-appliances.html malware...
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:58:55 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 20/03/25 05:58:55

Modified files:
        proprietary    : malware-appliances.html malware-mobiles.html 
                         proprietary-insecurity.html proprietary.html 
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec 

Log message:
        Converting phones and "smart" TVs into always-on listening devices 
(www-discuss 2020-03-24.

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-appliances.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.88&r2=1.89
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-mobiles.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.121&r2=1.122
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-insecurity.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.117&r2=1.118
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.205&r2=1.206
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.193&r2=1.194

Patches:
Index: malware-appliances.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/malware-appliances.html,v
retrieving revision 1.88
retrieving revision 1.89
diff -u -b -r1.88 -r1.89
--- malware-appliances.html     24 Feb 2020 16:55:25 -0000      1.88
+++ malware-appliances.html     25 Mar 2020 09:58:54 -0000      1.89
@@ -423,6 +423,15 @@
     customers.</p>
   </li>
 
+  <li id="M201703070">
+    <p>The CIA exploited existing vulnerabilities
+    in &ldquo;smart&rdquo; TVs and phones to design a malware that <a
+    
href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-vault-7-android-iphone-cia-phones-handsets-tv-smart-julian-assange-a7616651.html";>
+    spies through their microphones and cameras while making them appear
+    to be turned off</a>. Since the spyware sniffs signals, it bypasses
+    encryption.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201702280">
     <p>&ldquo;CloudPets&rdquo; toys with microphones <a
     
href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/28/cloudpets-data-breach-leaks-details-of-500000-children-and-adults";>
@@ -954,7 +963,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/02/24 16:55:25 $
+$Date: 2020/03/25 09:58:54 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: malware-mobiles.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/malware-mobiles.html,v
retrieving revision 1.121
retrieving revision 1.122
diff -u -b -r1.121 -r1.122
--- malware-mobiles.html        4 Mar 2020 09:01:36 -0000       1.121
+++ malware-mobiles.html        25 Mar 2020 09:58:54 -0000      1.122
@@ -279,6 +279,15 @@
     Broadcom's non-free firmware.</p>
   </li>
 
+  <li id="M201703070">
+    <p>The CIA exploited existing vulnerabilities
+    in &ldquo;smart&rdquo; TVs and phones to design a malware that <a
+    
href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-vault-7-android-iphone-cia-phones-handsets-tv-smart-julian-assange-a7616651.html";>
+    spies through their microphones and cameras while making them appear
+    to be turned off</a>. Since the spyware sniffs signals, it bypasses
+    encryption.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201702170">
     <p>The mobile apps for communicating <a
     
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/millions-of-smart-cars-vulnerable-due-to-insecure-android-apps/";>with
@@ -1232,7 +1241,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/03/04 09:01:36 $
+$Date: 2020/03/25 09:58:54 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-insecurity.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-insecurity.html,v
retrieving revision 1.117
retrieving revision 1.118
diff -u -b -r1.117 -r1.118
--- proprietary-insecurity.html 24 Feb 2020 16:55:25 -0000      1.117
+++ proprietary-insecurity.html 25 Mar 2020 09:58:54 -0000      1.118
@@ -321,6 +321,15 @@
     lives at risk.</p>
   </li>
 
+  <li id="M201703070">
+    <p>The CIA exploited existing vulnerabilities
+    in &ldquo;smart&rdquo; TVs and phones to design a malware that <a
+    
href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-vault-7-android-iphone-cia-phones-handsets-tv-smart-julian-assange-a7616651.html";>
+    spies through their microphones and cameras while making them appear
+    to be turned off</a>. Since the spyware sniffs signals, it bypasses
+    encryption.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201702200">
     <p>If you buy a used &ldquo;smart&rdquo;
     car, house, TV, refrigerator, etc., usually <a
@@ -750,7 +759,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/02/24 16:55:25 $
+$Date: 2020/03/25 09:58:54 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.205
retrieving revision 1.206
diff -u -b -r1.205 -r1.206
--- proprietary.html    4 Mar 2020 09:01:36 -0000       1.205
+++ proprietary.html    25 Mar 2020 09:58:54 -0000      1.206
@@ -173,6 +173,15 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201703070">
+    <p>The CIA exploited existing vulnerabilities
+    in &ldquo;smart&rdquo; TVs and phones to design a malware that <a
+    
href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-vault-7-android-iphone-cia-phones-handsets-tv-smart-julian-assange-a7616651.html";>
+    spies through their microphones and cameras while making them appear
+    to be turned off</a>. Since the spyware sniffs signals, it bypasses
+    encryption.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202003010">
     <p>The Alipay Health Code app
     estimates whether the user has Covid-19 and <a
@@ -215,18 +224,6 @@
     to protect a proprietary system are, instead, infecting it with
     additional malware (the system itself being the original malware).</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M202002020">
-    <p>Many Android apps fool their users by asking
-    them to decide what permissions to give the program, and then <a
-    
href="https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/07/10/android-apps-sidestepping-permissions-to-access-sensitive-data/";>
-    bypassing these permissions</a>.</p>
-
-    <p>The Android system is supposed to prevent data leaks by running apps
-    in isolated sandboxes, but developers have found ways to access the
-    data by other means, and there is nothing the user can do to stop
-    them from doing so, since both the system and the apps are nonfree.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 
 </div>
@@ -288,7 +285,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/03/04 09:01:36 $
+$Date: 2020/03/25 09:58:54 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.193
retrieving revision 1.194
diff -u -b -r1.193 -r1.194
--- workshop/mal.rec    4 Mar 2020 09:01:36 -0000       1.193
+++ workshop/mal.rec    25 Mar 2020 09:58:55 -0000      1.194
@@ -25,6 +25,21 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Added: 2020-03-25
+Id: 201703070
+RT: www-discuss 2020-03-24 (Converting phones and "smart" TVs...)
+PubDate: 2017-03-07
+Target: proprietary-insecurity.html proprietary-insecurity
+Target: malware-mobiles.html insecurity
+Target: malware-appliances.html malware-appliances
+Keywords:
+Blurb: <p>The CIA exploited existing vulnerabilities
++   in &ldquo;smart&rdquo; TVs and phones to design a malware that <a
++   
href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-vault-7-android-iphone-cia-phones-handsets-tv-smart-julian-assange-a7616651.html";>
++   spies through their microphones and cameras while making them appear
++   to be turned off</a>. Since the spyware sniffs signals, it bypasses
++   encryption.</p>
+
 Added: 2020-03-04
 Id: 202003010
 RT: www-discuss 2020-03-03 (Alipay Health Code snooping)



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