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The CIA can turn your router into a spy

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Does your router have eyes?

You sure?

The CIA can rewrite a part of a router’s software in order to let it track the internet activity of those who use it, according to information released Thursday by WikiLeaks. 

If you’re reading this at home, you’re probably able to do so because of a router. If you’re reading this at work or a coffee shop with Wi-Fi, same. 

If the CIA installs it, an agent monitoring the traffic through that router will be able to pick up information such as a person’s passwords. That agent can also direct the traffic of a person surfing the web via that router, sending that person to any number of sites at which they’ll, say, be asked to download some type of malware.  Read more…

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About Stephen Stiles

Steve Stiles is a retired computer professional. He has worked in the computer field since before the internet and the TRS-80. He has always loved technology, has served his country in USAF and there after worked for several high tech companies such as Singer Link Flight Simulation, Digital Equipment, KLA Instruments and Nine Mile Nuclear Power Station.

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