Vault 7: The Concern Over Vulnerability Disclosure

On March 7, 2017, whistleblower website Wikileaks began releasing a series of classified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents, now called the “Vault 7 Leaks.”[1] Some of these documents shed light on the CIA’s surveillance capabilities, including the ability to hack into electronic devices, like smartphones and televisions. For many, this brought back memories of Edward Snowden’s release of National Security Agency (NSA) documents, which exposed the NSA’s mass collection of metadata from phone conversations around Continue Reading →