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Old 11th June 2014, 07:56   #1
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Default NSA exploits a "feature" in iPhone

The NSA is particularly pleased with the security features in Apple's iPhone which allows it to spy on people when they think it is switched off.

Edward Snowden said that the NSA can get into an iPhone, turn it on remotely if it's off and can they turn on apps?

The Tame Apple Press dismissed the claim as "magical" - after all the iPhone was designed by Steve Jobs and is totally unhackable and completely secure. The fact that it usually takes experts less than a minute to break into one is neither here nor there.

A group of particularly cunning iPhone hackers say it's possible. All the spooks have to do is trick you into installing malware before you shut down your phone. This software could make the phone look like it's shutting downócomplete with a fake "slide to power off" screen.

However instead of powering down, it enters a low-power mode that leaves its baseband chip which controls communication with the carrier on.

The NSA could actually install the software before you actually bought the phone. Already we have seen the NSA intercepting routers from Cisco and installing backdoors. It would be a doddle for spooks to show up at an Apple store and insist on their own software being installed before you buy your phone.
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