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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by static666 on Mon 9th Jan 2012 17:22 UTC
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So what's exactly the link between Symantec and mobile vendors? Where's the mentioned source code that is so terribly worrying? Is there any country in the world that *still does not* use mobile networks to spy on it's citizens? LOL. Where's the news?

What's the piece of software that everyone runs, with full access to your data, that phones home all the time to upload private data (called suspicious files) and download encrypted binary blobs (called definition updates) to uncontrollably execute on your system?

AV! A perfect spot to put a backdoor. Hooray, Symantec.

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