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Yikes: NSA can turn on your iPhone’s camera, mic without you knowing [updated]


The National Security Agency (NSA) has apparently able to hack the iPhone since 2008, according to a Der Spiegel interactive report that looks at the NSA’s various tools used for spying purposes. One particularly interesting tool, codenamed “DROPOUTJEEP,” is an implant that was first used to compromise the first-generation iPhone and was able to send various data stored on the phone to the agency, including text messages, address book contacts, geolocation and voicemail. Furthermore, the software could activate the microphone of the iPhone, turn on the camera and take pictures and retrieve cell tower location. All NSA-iPhone communications would be “covert and encrypted,” meaning that the target would likely be unaware of what’s going on. According to the document obtained

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018



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