Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 10:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, well, well, what have we here? Hackers have gained access to internal documents from the Indian Military (shared on the web), and in it, it is revealed that RIM, Nokia, and Apple have added backdoors to their mobile software (BlackBerry, S40 (supposedly), and iOS) which the Indian Military's intelligence service then used to spy on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the USCC). The backdoors were added by RIM, Nokia, and Apple in exchange for Indian market presence.
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Who says that bluetooth or USB3 is close source?

There are open source implementations of all these protocols.

Of course, ultimately, a real audit of any hardware would require being able to audit every piece of software that runs on a device, including its firmware, but it is interesting how happy Nokia, Apple and RIM are to give away the security of their phones for market share.

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