[Cryptography] Der Spiegel: "NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data"

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sun Sep 8 18:09:43 EDT 2013

Not very surprising given everything else, but I thought I would
forward the link. It more or less contends that the NSA has exploits
for all major smartphones, which should not be surprising.


     The United States' National Security Agency
     intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user
     data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers. Top
     secret NSA documents that SPIEGEL has seen explicitly note that
     the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones,
     BlackBerry devices and Google's Android mobile operating system.


Note that companies frequently give their users VPN access via
such devices, which means that they have something on them more
dangerous than the phone contacts etc. that the article mentions,
specifically access credentials. Such devices are also now frequently
used to provide second factors for authentication.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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