Business Briefs – March 23, 2017

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices in Ways Users Can’t Fix

NEW YORK (AP) – New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers in ways users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. The techniques typically require physical access to devices, something the CIA would only use for targeted individuals.

The leaks Thursday come about two weeks after WikiLeaks published thousands of alleged CIA documents describing hacking tools it said the government employed to break into computers, and mobile phones from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung.

Yellen Says Problems of Childhood Poverty Linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says a new Fed survey finds that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life. Yellen says the survey found that more than half of young people age 25 to 39 who said they faced worries growing up over such matters as having enough food to eat were currently facing challenges getting by financially.