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IF THE CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not be enough that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web sites designed to plant spyware on your machine. Based on new documents in WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of CIA hacking secrets, if Langley’s hackers got physical access, they still could have infected the deepest, most hidden recesses of your laptop.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: March 24th, https://www.wired.com/2017/03/wikileaks-shows-cia-can-hack-macs-hidden-code/2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/wikileaks-shows-cia-can-hack-macs-hidden-code/

Discussion

1) Should users of Apple products be worried?  After all, it takes physical access to the Apple product to be able to hack it

2) How might you be able to obtain physical access to an iPhone, say, in order to install the CIA’s hacking tools?  Think about this problem (or solution) all the way from manufacturing, through the supply chain, through the retailer, into your hand.

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