CIA Tried to Spy on Apple DevicesAdded: Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Another NSA leak revealed that the CIA was trying to undermine the encryption used in iPhones and insert secret surveillance backdoors into applications. Surveillance methods were presented at NSA’s secret annual conference dubbed “jamboree”.
The most worrying effort was the creation of a dummy version of Apple’s development software called Xcode. The latter is normally used by developers all over the world to create apps for iOS. Apparently, the modified version of Xcode would allow the surveillance agencies to insert surveillance backdoors into any mobile app created in it. This leak may prompt security audits among Apple developers to find out if they used compromised software or not.
The sad part is that sustained hacking efforts against Apple devices, very popular in the United States and all over the world, continue to strain difficult relations between Apple and the American government. Although Apple used to be a partner in the notorious Prism program (a kind of a legal backdoor to get user data by the secret agencies), the company then has stepped up efforts to protect user privacy. This is when it launched its own encryption in iMessages.
This “jamboree” also revealed the attempts to use keylogger software, i.e. the one that records and transmits everything a victim types, into systems via Apple’s software update tool. Finally, a sophisticated approach to breaking encryption was revealed, which used the activity pattern of the phone processor while it is encrypting data in order to gain access to the core software the iPhone runs.
These are not the only activities of intelligence agency against Apple: a year ago, a variety of exploits were revealed that the NSA and its fellows used against mobile phones.Posted by: Date:
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Thinking your Apple device is safe from the NSA is like believing you can have anonymity with a Windows device, even if you hack it, it's not happening. Android aren't any better either with regards to the NSA, sure publicly these companies grumble but the only one actually suing the government is M$ that I know of and that is over jurisdiction more than privacy. All of these companies have a clear case of being harmed by this yet none of them are actually doing much about it.
For the most part citizens can't prove they been harmed, those that have a case are denied a speedy trial, as in indefinitely stalled.
|posted by (2015-03-18 15:00:37)|
Do you have to prove you have been harmed to make a case? If someone comes into my store and attempts to steal something but security stops them, I havent been harmed but the thief still gets busted. If you are caught driving without insurance or a valid license,it doesnt matter if you hit someone. You broke the law and you pay the consequences. If someone climbs through my window to steal from me but my neighbor calls the cops and he gets caught,it doesnt matter if he didnt steal anything(harm me)If its against the law then there need not be any harm,the breaking of the law is harm unto itself,no?
If its against the law for the NSA to be doing this then that is all the harm there needs to be.
|when iPhone first came out there was an article about the devices taking pictures and storing them in a hidden directory. Anything the Feds needed they got directly from Apple. This article just indicates the Feds still wanted to be dicks about it by taking even more. lol|
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|It matters not what coding they put in or not the fact is that Apples T.O.S state quite clearly that any encrypted messages that they do not agree with or they find unlawful will be voluntarily given to the relevant authorities without need for a warrant application,so encrypted and in place or not the moment you tell Said that the semtex is on its way or the bomb goes off at 1600 hrs you will find the feds at your door,same goes for asking your local bud supplier is he has any maui wowee in ,etc.So basically unless you and your friends are using the latest blackphones or silent circle software say nothing electronically. (:^D)|
|posted by (2015-03-20 18:49:03)|
|cia and nsa don't have comments on it websites to know more where spent time looking for what they dedication is so people can complaint with apple about if need it spy using xcode backdoors in apple devices...most people even know why about backdoors are...||
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