Of Course Everyone’s Already Using the Leaked NSA Exploits


Another big story that continues to evolve is the leak of National Security Agency hacking tools by an anonymous group called the Shadow Brokers. This week we reported on evidence that people are learning about and exploiting the vulnerabilities revealed in the data dump. This is not surprising, but it does speak to the risks the NSA takes by finding and keeping software bugs for its own use instead of disclosing them to companies to be patched. Meanwhile,WhatsApp changed its user agreement this week so it can share your phone number and other data with parent-company Facebook. The messaging service has always said it put privacy first, so the move is disappointing. WhatsApp users have 30 days to opt out, so get on it.

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