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CIA Didnít Trust FBI or NSA Ė Created Bogus Updates to Steal Data & Spy on Fellow Agencies
wccftech.com ^ | 8/25/17 | Rafia Shaikh

Posted on 08/25/2017 10:48:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Central Intelligence Agency apparently didn’t trust its partners in the American intelligence and created a fake software update to steal their data. Part of an internal project called ExpressLane, the bogus update was installed by the CIA Office of Technical Service (OTS) agents purported to be upgrading the biometric collection system.

This biometric system was installed at the “liaison services” that included National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence. The agency reportedly installed these at partner offices around the world to gain biometric data that was collected by the other agencies. The scathing revelation comes through the latest WikiLeaks dump that has released the ExpressLane documents.

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“The systems are provided to Liaison with the expectation for sharing of the biometric takes collected on the systems,” the document reads (emphasis is ours).

“Some of these biometric systems have already been given to the Liaison services. OTS/i2c plans to revisit these sites with the cover of upgrading the biometric software to perform a collection against the biometric takes.”

The leaked documents suggested that the CIA designed this database in a way that the system would stop to work after six months if a CIA agent doesn’t visit that liaison agency to install an update. The tool appears to be designed to ensure that other agencies were sharing all the collected data with the CIA.

The CIA agent would insert a USB device that runs this ExpressLane tool. However, instead of doing what this app claims to be doing, this tool would collect all the new biometrics data recorded since their last visit. The screen was designed to ensure that if the agent had to install it in front of a partner intelligence officer, they would be shown a “splash screen with a progress bar” like an authentic installation and not a covert collection operation.

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It is unlikely that this ExpressLane CIA tool is still working considering the leaked document is nearly a decade old with support for Windows XP. However, it is bound to create some awkward conversations between these “partner” spy agencies.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009; apt6; biometrics; cia; crescent; cyberwarfare; deceit; deception; dhs; expresslane; fbi; malware; nsa; ots; ots12c; software; surveillance; trojan; wannacry

1 posted on 08/25/2017 10:48:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Our bozo comical government and the security state at it again. Colonel Flagg was supposed to be a comic relief on MASH, not a role model.


2 posted on 08/25/2017 10:55:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hhate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

....with knuckleheads like Clapper and Mueller heading up agencies, corrupt, lying,
PsOS, it’s no wonder
I would imagine the CIA has enough chit on Odungo,Clinton (both),Soros, and the rest of
the list....


3 posted on 08/26/2017 2:26:56 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

“Those guys are fags!”


4 posted on 08/26/2017 2:41:30 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So, the CIA was spying on the other intelligence/security agencies of the US Government? Apparently to access their data collected inside the US, where the CIA is not supposed to operate, by law?

It is long past time to clean house of these spooks.


5 posted on 08/26/2017 4:15:59 AM PDT by VietVet
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To: VietVet

And so many people wonder why DC acts like it does...

One person here thinks to get anywhere in DC there has to be incriminating evidence on you...or you wont be allowed to move up


6 posted on 08/26/2017 4:27:52 AM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This action sounds illegal... What did John Brennan know about it and when did he know it? Everything the jihadist of the Kenyan Team touched should be investigated and prosecuted. He is a highest level Swamp King.


7 posted on 08/26/2017 4:52:43 AM PDT by RedEyeJack (What was the basis for the restriction?)
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To: RummyChick

Maybe more than one...


8 posted on 08/26/2017 4:55:01 AM PDT by smileyface (Things looking up in RED PA! I love President Trump!)
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To: DesertRhino

What is biometric data?


9 posted on 08/26/2017 5:02:56 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Brennan should be tried for spying on congress, other agencies and creating the fake Russia deep state meme.


10 posted on 08/26/2017 5:44:52 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: RedEyeJack

With the GOPe as their watchdogs, Democrats can do pretty much anything they want to do (except when they cross their President...I’m looking at you, Bob Menendez).


11 posted on 08/26/2017 5:53:39 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wasn’t this”sharing information” the whole reason the government is spending billions of dollars for DHS?


12 posted on 08/26/2017 6:13:34 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches, and get with what's real.)
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To: VietVet
So, the CIA was spying on the other intelligence/security agencies of the US Government? Apparently to access their data collected inside the US, where the CIA is not supposed to operate, by law?

Why isn't the press asking this same question?

13 posted on 08/26/2017 6:39:11 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We Fix America)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

James Clapper. That paragon of sneeze who the Media are currently using to dirty up Trump in another round of “He said, No he didn’t”.


14 posted on 08/26/2017 7:13:55 AM PDT by Tallguy (Twitter short-circuits common sense. Please engage your brain before tweeting.)
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To: Tallguy

Sneeze -—> Sleeze


15 posted on 08/26/2017 7:14:46 AM PDT by Tallguy (Twitter short-circuits common sense. Please engage your brain before tweeting.)
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To: bert

Guessing that they were using a thumb print to logon rather than a password? I confess that I’m not sure if this is a huge problem. CIA would want to know if an agent from another agency who hasn’t logged on in a long time is “still the same guy/gal” and that it isn’t somebody spoofing their security. So like required password updates at set intervals, they still require biometrics to be updated.

It also sounds like the USB devices was maintaining a record of logins for a comparison check. So I’m guessing that the USB dongle was required for biometric access to all computer networks, not just this network.


16 posted on 08/26/2017 7:23:31 AM PDT by Tallguy (Twitter short-circuits common sense. Please engage your brain before tweeting.)
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To: DesertRhino

Where was Obama. Oh yeah, conspiring with John Brennan. Has anyone ever raised concerns who wanted Gen. Petraeus removed as CIA director? A good bet is John Brennan.


17 posted on 08/26/2017 8:20:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: VietVet

Originally, Dept of Homeland Security was developed because different agencies did not share information that could have solved important dangers like 9/11. It was found that each organization had a piece of puzzle and if it had been given by each to one organization, it could have been prevented!

This was a problem for decades, each wanted to solve crime, so each kept their info from others. Homeland Security was to get ALL info so they could review it, to see if pieces of puzzle would give info. Instead now HS is it’s own entity, and I am unsure if that original intent is still there, as it was created under Pres Bush....then came Obama, so it could have been re organized??


18 posted on 08/26/2017 9:16:20 AM PDT by Ambrosia (Research is key to truth, and look at details & history/past before developing opinions!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What it helped the CIA do was to bypass the need to get FISA warrants to get NSA, or other non-CIA intelligence data that, in the CIA’s hands would be relative to spying on private American citizens.


19 posted on 08/26/2017 9:24:08 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: RedEyeJack

Brennan was one of the most corrupt and unethical heads of the CIA we have ever had. I’m betting he directed this. If ever the truth is know about this Russia collusion BS is known, I’ll bet Brennan AND Clapper will be right in the middle of it.


20 posted on 08/26/2017 10:05:15 AM PDT by falcon99
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