WikiLeaks published a large cache of documents stolen from the CIA related to hacking tools on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal has confirmed their authenticity with an intelligence source


The files seem explosive at first glance. Internal CIA files are rarely seen, and WikiLeaks has used them to claim that the agency has "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal."

But some of the claims that WikiLeaks presented along with the documents have been criticized by security researchers as being exaggerated or overblown. WikiLeaks has claimed that secure messaging apps have been broken, and that the CIA can hack into iPhones, which have widely been seen as a more secure choice than Android.

Although the documents themselves are a rare and fascinating look into the CIA, there isn't much in there that should worry everyday people for now, security researchers and professionals told Business Insider. 

Here's what you need to know as an iPhone or iPad user about the WikiLeaks' "Vault 7" dump.