Update 12/23/2018: I was very disappointed to see the mainstream press totally ignore this story. It was discussed some among techies but even “alternative” mainstream press like the intercept ignored this trove of super-interesting data. I might dig into it myself if I have time. Stay stunned for the stupor bowl!
I’ve just glanced at the Wikileaks press release about the CIA dump, and briefly browsed through the documents and I’m already super-excited. So many clever hacks; so many flaws found and exploited. ShoulderSurfer for example, is a tool for accessing Exchange data (email, contacts, schedules) without credentials. It piggybacks on a process that already has the Exchange database locked and injects API calls to pull the data. These CIA hackers are diabolically brilliant. Their research is priceless, and Wikileaks did the world a huge favor by releasing this information. I can’t wait to see what stories come out of this dump!