Wikileaks is extending an olive branch to big tech companies like Apple, Google and Samsung. On march 7th, the site released thousands of alleged CIA documents in an archive called Vault 7 that describes hacking tools to break into smartphones, tv’s and computers. Two days later, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said, he wants to help companies fix vulnerabilities before Wikileaks releases anymore details from the alleged CIA files.
The CIA so far have not denied or confirm the authenticity of the documents but in a statement said; “It is the CIA’s job to be innovative, cutting-edge and the first line of defense in protecting this country from enemies abroad. The American public should be deeply troubled by any Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence communities ability to protect America”
Assange said it will take a few days to fix some of the smaller issues but others that targeted connected devices were much more complex.
Both Apple and Google previously said many issues outlined in the documents were fixed with their latest iOS and Android updates, while Samsung and Microsoft are looking into the claims.