Der Spiegel: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The U.S. National Security Agency was developing a software implant in 2008 for Apple iPhones that allowed the agency to take almost total control of the device, including retrieving text messages and voicemail and remotely turning on its microphone and camera, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

Analysis: security weak spots

Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456” as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.


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