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Old 05-04-2017, 06:36 PM   #136
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H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS EXPOSES OBAMA INTERFERING IN FRENCH ELECTION: Obama Opposes Marine Le Pen

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/860204537998708736

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https://wikileaks.org/cia-france-elections-2012/

Press Release (English)
16 February, 2017
CIA espionage orders for the last French presidential election

All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA's human ("HUMINT") and electronic ("SIGINT") spies in the seven months leading up to France's 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.
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H.A. Goodman - WHY DID HILLARY CLINTON FORWARD CLASSIFIED EMAILS TO ANTHONY WEINER? Huma Abedin

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Old 05-06-2017, 08:12 AM   #137
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https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/860424440051634176

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https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#Archimedes

Archimedes
5 May, 2017

Today, May 5th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes "Archimedes", a tool used by the CIA to attack a computer inside a Local Area Network (LAN), usually used in offices. It allows the re-directing of traffic from the target computer inside the LAN through a computer infected with this malware and controlled by the CIA. This technique is used by the CIA to redirect the target's computers web browser to an exploitation server while appearing as a normal browsing session.

The document illustrates a type of attack within a "protected environment" as the the tool is deployed into an existing local network abusing existing machines to bring targeted computers under control and allowing further exploitation and abuse.
 
Old 05-06-2017, 02:15 PM   #138
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The revelations are, in my estimation, mind boggling, to say the least!! I salute Wikileaks for their courage!!
 
Old 05-06-2017, 04:27 PM   #139
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The revelations are, in my estimation, mind boggling, to say the least!! I salute Wikileaks for their courage!!
Well said!


H.A. Goodman - CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S SERVER. WIKILEAKS EXPOSES EMAILS. Gates Stated China Hacked Clinton
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Published on May 6, 2017
Email trail shows that Hillary Clinton may well have been hacked by a Chinese 'spear fishing' virus in 2009 she then forwarded to Abedin.
H.A. Goodman - FRENCH ELECTION MACRON LEAKS DID NOT ORIGINATE FROM WIKILEAKS: NPR Slanders WikiLeaks

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Old 05-07-2017, 08:08 AM   #140
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[QUOTE=Jeebizz;5707143]Well said!

H.A. Goodman - CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S SERVER. WIKILEAKS EXPOSES EMAILS. Gates Stated China Hacked Clinton

I will calmly repeat my assertion that it is nonsense to think that the Secretary of State of the United States actually put top-secret information into public(!) SMTP/POP servers ... anywhere. The Department of State has vast resources devoted to the mission-critical concern of "information security."
 
Old 05-07-2017, 09:11 AM   #141
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I will calmly repeat my assertion that it is nonsense to think that the Secretary of State of the United States actually put top-secret information into public(!) SMTP/POP servers ... anywhere. The Department of State has vast resources devoted to the mission-critical concern of "information security."
If she had a private un encrypted server with classified material email/programs, and it was hacked - it should be on her.

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Old 05-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #142
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H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS CALLS OUT FBI JAMES COMEY FOR LYING TO CONGRESS UNDER OATH: DC Leaks GOP Emails
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/843919469282058241
 
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H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS CALLS OUT FBI JAMES COMEY FOR LYING TO CONGRESS UNDER OATH: DC Leaks GOP Emails
Well, Comey finally got fired – and, I say, "good riddance." This man lifted the very-worst pages from J Edgar Hoover's playbook and he obviously loved the limelight. But he didn't do what was right for the Agency that he was tasked to manage. As I've said elsewhere, I don't know why Obama hired him in the first place, nor why Trump retained him in office for as long as he did. The FBI deserves better leadership than this.
 
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(Archimedes ...)
Actually, tools like "Archimedes" were already very well-known. They're just a variation of tools that are routinely used for remote management where the remote server is isolated – and/or to control what kind of information passes into or out of that network.

We must be careful, when we read things like "the CIA," not to suppose that "only 'the CIA'" could do such a thing. This is very-emphatically not true! Internet (and TCP/IP in general) technology, as routinely deployed, is very vulnerable. Anyone could do this, and it would be very difficult to detect.

"Archimedes" might be the agency's pet name for this particular tool, but there's nothing magical about it. Anyone could do this: a disgruntled (or merely curious) IT employee ... a contractor (maybe half-a-planet away where labor is so darned cheap) ... a competitor ... an industrial spy ...

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Old 05-11-2017, 02:05 PM   #145
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Nothing will wake up a United States citizen to the " evils within government " more than having a " government job " to earn a living as I did for 14 years!! The graft, the nepotisim, the sleazy deals, the contempt for ordinary people, the never-ending slime of priviledge, etc., etc.!! This article titled: Patriotism and Conscience: The Edward Snowden Affair by Jacob G. Hornberger speaks to that:

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/...nowden-affair/
 
Old 05-11-2017, 02:32 PM   #146
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Those pesky Millennials...
No, the problem is very simply that the US Government has moles, and it apparently can't figure out who they are.

Perhaps part of the problem is that there are too damned many people out there who have "Top Secret" security clearances. The DOD has actually out-sourced(!) the process of issuing them.

The Federal Government is responsible ... to the American People who are paying for all this ... both for designating the security classifications of various materials, and for enforcing those classifications in a meaningful and effective way. But apparently it doesn't know how to fulfill that responsibility.

If the material in question originated from "CIA," then the "CIA Director" should take a lesson from Harry Truman: "The Buck Stops Here."

(No, he did not "himself, do it," but ... he's the one that holds the buck, nonetheless. That's why they pay you the big bucks. koff, koff ... )

Or, as JFK put it: "I am the responsible officer of the US Government."

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Old 05-12-2017, 06:31 AM   #147
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The democrats now are crying bloody murder that Comey was let go, yet remember they called for his head just before the end of the elections. It is not likely that the democrats are going to get their house in order any time soon. They have no platform other than "Trump sucks", and the head (Tom Perez) is just another corporate cscksucker.

Styxhexenhammer666 - The Democratic Party is Simply Not "Cool" Anymore
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"White males step aside" isn't a sane platform.
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More from Mr. Goodman

H.A. Goodman - CLINTON EMAILS SCANDAL HEATS UP WITH TRUMP FIRING COMEY: New FBI Director Finds Intent
H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS EMAIL DESTROYS JUSTICE DEMOCRATS AND THE YOUNG TURKS: Podesta Email 40072. Part 1
H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS EMAIL DESTROYS JUSTICE DEMOCRATS. PROVES LINK TO SUPER PAC. Podesta Email 24506. Part 2
H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS EMAILS DESTROY JUSTICE DEMOCRATS. TYT RAISED $2 MILLION DEFENDING DNC IN LAWSUIT. Part 3

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Old 05-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #148
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I think that there was more than ample reason to fire Comey with cause. President Trump's letter was, I think, very even-handed. The memorandums issued by the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, also available on that same page, are thorough, complete – and, damning.

From page 4 of that web page (the Deputy's memorandum): (my additions in green)
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Compounding the error, the Director ignored another long-standing principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as though it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what Federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do.

In response to skeptical questions at a Congressional hearing, the Director defended his remarks by saying that "his goal was to say what is true. What did we do, what did we find, what do we think about it." But the goal of a Federal criminal investigation is not to announce our thoughts at a press conference. The goal is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to justify a Federal criminal prosecution, then allow a Federal prosecutor who exercises authority delegated by the Attorney General to make a prosecutorial decision, and then – if prosecution is warranted – let the judge and jury determine the facts. We sometimes release information about closed investigations in appropriate ways, but the FBI does not do it sua sponte.

Concerning his letter to the Congress on October 28, 2016, the Director cast his decision as a choice between whether he would "speak" about the FBI's decision to investigate the newly-discovered email messages or "conceal" it. "Conceal" is a loaded term that misstates the issue. When Federal agents and prosecutors quietly open a criminal investigation, we are not concealing anything; we are simply following the long-standing policy that we refrain from publicizing non-public information. In that context, silence is not concealment.

My perspective on these issues is shared by former Attorneys General and Deputy Attorneys General from different eras and both political parties. [...]

[...] [In the next several paragraphs, the opinions of Judges and officials as far back as President Ford are cited, with an overwhelming consensus.]

Former Deputy Attorneys General [Jaimie] Gorelick (President Clinton) and [Larry] Thompson (GW Bush) described the unusual events as "real-time, raw-take transparency taken to its illogical limit, a kind of reality TV of Federal criminal investigation," that is "antithetical to the interests of justice."

[...]

Although the President has the power to remove an FBI Director, the decision should not be taken lightly. I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions."
Of course, we can't escape a media mis-information machine that is now literally wondering "if there are tapes." But this isn't a "Tricky Dick™" politically-motivated action taken by someone with something to hide. This matter has obviously been "bubbling" in Justice since well before the election. In the cited (public) documents, the Deputy AG submits a thorough assessment to his superior, and the AG then submits both assessments to his superior, who agrees with both of them and, I think, does the right thing. I daresay that if you read these assessments and had an executive decision to make, you'd do the same thing.

FBI deserves to have far better leadership than this bozo.

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:33 PM   #149
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As I stated earlier about how the left is just basically having a collective breakdown, they are just grasping at anything. The termination that was sent to Comey was masterful, as Trump outlined in the letter that he was NOT under any investigation, per Comey's own words and what these idiots also do not realize is - this changes nothing how the FBI itself operates, Trump firing Comey does not result in any disadvantage or advantage towards his presidency.

Also this is interesting:

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WikiLeaks trolls Trump hard over president’s ‘Comey tapes’ tweet

WikiLeaks has poked fun at US President Donald Trump on Twitter, appealing for taped conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and the commander-in-chief.
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status...trump-comey%2F

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H.A. Goodman - WIKILEAKS BREAKING NEWS: Vault 7 Exposes CIA Link to Hospital Cyber Attacks
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/863126317700722688

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https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#AfterMidnight

12 May, 2017

Today, May 12th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes "AfterMidnight" and "Assassin", two CIA malware frameworks for the Microsoft Windows platform.

"AfterMidnight" allows operators to dynamically load and execute malware payloads on a target machine. The main controller disguises as a self-persisting Windows Service DLL and provides secure execution of "Gremlins" via a HTTPS based Listening Post (LP) system called "Octopus". Once installed on a target machine AM will call back to a configured LP on a configurable schedule, checking to see if there is a new plan for it to execute. If there is, it downloads and stores all needed components before loading all new gremlins in memory. "Gremlins" are small AM payloads that are meant to run hidden on the target and either subvert the functionality of targeted software, survey the target (including data exfiltration) or provide internal services for other gremlins. The special payload "AlphaGremlin" even has a custom script language which allows operators to schedule custom tasks to be executed on the target machine.

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Old 05-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #150
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Obviously, the media dreams of Watergate, and is determined to avoid "the Washington Post 'scoop."

But, in so doing, (to me...) they quite-frankly reveal both their bias and the pathetic limits of their imagination. (I quite-honestly think that they quite-honestly believe that this is "their advertising audience the American Public,™ today.")

My educated-guess is that these companies must have an enormous "uncollected, and so-far uncollectable, 'Accounts Receivable' from the Democratic National Convention." (Who knows ... they might spend the next eight years belly-aching that 'Hillary Didn't Win.' That she ... four years from now ... actually lost twice to the same guy.")

- - -

"Tricky Dick™," face it, was a jerk. (Certainly he was his own worst enemy.) He certainly could have stood his ground but he didn't. The WP had "a most un-remarkable story" that, merely due to the very-strange persona of the Officeholder in those days, "had remarkable consequences."

The media, today, literally cannot separate itself from what it very-desperately wants to see. You can see them drooling in anticipation of the outcome that they dream of. And, quite frankly, it's disgusting.

Their purpose is supposed to be "to report the news, without fear or favor,™" as it actually happens, and "to inform the public."

If they are, instead, going to try to be "a propaganda ministry," then perhaps they should take a few pointers from [the USSR-era ...] Pravda. At least then they would not quite-so embarrass themselves.

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