Google fixes vulnerabilities reported by WikiLeaks

After Apple, Google Inc. has claimed that it has fixed several of the security holes or vulnerabilities in its Chrome and Android operating systems that were reported by WikiLeaks in a dump of CIA documents.

Wikileaks recently revealed some CIA documents that purportedly showed that the government’s intelligence agency exploited vulnerabilities in several operating systems to hack into devices used by millions of Americans.

Google claimed that it has fixed all of those vulnerabilities, which are also referred to as “zero days,” a name given to security holes that even the original producer does not know about yet.

Previously, Apple claimed that it has patched the vulnerabilities that according to Wikileaks allowed CIA agents to hack into iPhone, iPads and other iOS-based products.

Apple said in a statement, “While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities.”

Like Apple, Google also claimed that it is utterly committed to safeguarding its customers.

Meanwhile, the CIA declined to acknowledge any breach, but warned that any such disclosures by WikiLeaks might damage the intelligence agency’s ability to protect the American public from terrorists and other adversaries.

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