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Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor to Govern

Voline (207517) writes | more than 2 years ago

Blackberry 2

Voline (207517) writes "In a tweet early this morning, cybersecurity researcher Christopher Soghoian pointed to an internal memo of India's Military Intelligence that has been liberated by hackers and posted on the Net. The memo suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor access on their devices.

The Indian government then "utilized backdoors provided by RINOA" to intercept internal emails of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a US government body with a mandate to monitor, investigate and report to Congress on "the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship" between the US and China. Manan Kakkar, an Indian blogger for ZDNet, has also picked up the story and writes that it may be the fruits of an earlier hack of Symantec.

If Apple is providing governments with a backdoor to iOS, can we assume that they have also done so with Mac OS X?"

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Probably not isolated to India (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 2 years ago | (#38625020)

Safer to have a rooted Android.

Re:Probably not isolated to India (1)

jimpop (27817) | more than 2 years ago | (#38626420)

Rooting alone is not enough, you need a secure and trustworthy mod.

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