Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday November 19, 2014

U.S. Gov Insists It Doesn’t Stockpile Zero-Day Exploits

Our government swears it isn't stockpiling zero-day exploits to hack our enemies. You know, because they have their hands full exploiting average citizens. wink

For years the government has refused to talk about or even acknowledge its secret use of zero-day software vulnerabilities to hack into the computers of adversaries and criminal suspects. This year, however, the Obama administration finally acknowledged in a roundabout way what everyone already knewآ—that the National Security Agency and law enforcement agencies sometimes keep information about software vulnerabilities secret so the government can exploit them for purposes of surveillance and sabotage.