Vault 7 Volume II: Apple Patch Claims “Duplicitous,” Says WikiLeaks

A day after WikiLeaks released the second volume of its Vault 7 data, the organization described Apple as “duplicitous” for saying it had fixed security flaws.

Information unveiled on Thursday, titled Dark Matter by WikiLeaks, focuses on CIA spying methods directly affecting Apple.

Responding to the latest claims, the company stated it had “fixed” the security weak links concerned, something WikiLeaks refuted.

“Apple's claim that it has "fixed" all "vulnerabilities" described in DARKMATTER is duplicitous. EFI is a systemic problem, not a zero-day,” it wrote on Twitter.

Echoing the lack of trust in Apple was entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who has been vocal on Vault 7 since the publication of the first vat of evidence earlier this month.

Dark Matter details how Apple consumer devices contain “back doors” which allow them to be monitored, while the company’s “entire supply chain” could be subject to interference from the CIA.

“While CIA assets are sometimes used to physically infect systems in the custody of a target it is likely that many CIA physical access attacks have infected the targeted organization's supply chain including by interdicting mail orders and other shipments (opening, infecting, and resending) leaving the United States or otherwise,” WikiLeaks summarizes.


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