The CIA has been hacking Wi-Fi routers and using them as covert listening points for at least a DECADE, leaked documents reveal

Leaked CIA documents have revealed the agency has been hacking people’s Wi-Fi routers and using them as covert listening points.

Infected routers are used to spy on the activity of internet-connected device, according to decade-old secret documents leaked on Thursday by Wikileaks.

Home routers from 10 US manufacturers, including Linksys, DLink, and Belkin, have been used by the CIA to monitor internet traffic.

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  • Thinking From First Principles

    I have long thought that my router had been compromised based on problems with it that had no other explanation – like getting almost precisely half the data rate that it should be delivering. I’m fairly sure that everything I do on my PC gets copied off to somewhere else (which is why the data rate to my PC is half – the other half is tied up in offboarding the same data).